Canadian BMW dealers will now get needed parts for their service bays faster with the opening of BMW Group Canada’s new distribution centre.
Located in Mississauga, Ont., the 284,000-sq.-ft. Regional Parts Distribution Centre is 50 per cent larger than the BMW Group Canada’s previous warehouse and will accommodate future expansion opportunities of up to 64,000 square feet, supporting BMW’s growing customer base and their expectation for premium service.
“Canada is a unique market covering a large geographical area. We needed a modern distribution facility allowing us to deliver parts faster than our previous service offer,” said Hans Blesse, president and CEO of BMW Group Canada. “Faster deliveries mean less time away from your car and a more satisfying ownership experience – all top priorities for us.”
The great advantage of the new distribution centre is its location places it is very close to Toronto Pearson International Airport, railyards and major highways. This will expedite inbound and outbound shipments. In total, the facility is expected to handle more than 38,000 part numbers and over one million individual parts per year.
“Canada is a very important market for the BMW Group globally, and as such we are very proud to have built this new facility,” said Wolfgang Baumann, vice-president, Parts Logistics Management at the BMW Group. “With such a significant product offensive in the coming months, BMW Group Canada is now well positioned to ensure it keeps up with growing customer demand.”
In total, the distribution facility will employ over fifty people, with plans to expand the workforce to keep up with growing market demand.