Volkswagen has expanded its regional parts distribution centre (PDC) in Bangalore, India with an investment of 12 crores ($1.8m). The recent work has enlarged the facility to 7,900 sq.m. The PDC, which opened in 2015 with an investment of $4.7m, now serves more than 100 VW Group dealerships across the southern part of country with aftermarket parts. The Bangalore PDC accounts for half of the service parts VW distributes in India and the expansion is designed to ensure those parts are delivered quickly.VW has dealers and authorised service centres across the states of Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Telangana, Goa and Kerala. The centre in Bangalore supplies parts for all available models sold by Volkswagen Group brands in India. Those include Audi, Lamborghini, Porsche, Skoda and Volkswagen.
The expansion of the centre falls under VW's Depot Network Development Project, which also accounts for the Gurgaon PDC. As part of the project VW is also planning a regional distribution centre in Chakan, Pune which is expected to be operational by the fourth quarter of 2018. The has been designed by Volkswagen Group Sales India in co-operation with Volkswagen AG and, according to the company, fulfils the company’ global standards.
“The expansion of the PDC in Bangalore is a strategically important move for the Volkswagen Group in India,” said Berndt Buchmann, director of VW Group India's Aftersales and Vehicle Logistics department at ceremony to mark the expansion. “The PDC will cater to the Southern region which contributes to close to half of parts sales in the country. Our target is to ensure quickest delivery of parts to dealers ultimately improving customer satisfaction.”
In October last year the Indian division of logistics provider DB Schenker announced it was managing aftermarket warehouse operations for Volkswagen Group in Bangalore and the National Capital Region (NCR).