Kuehne + Nagel establishes new automotive parts distribution centre in Vancouver
The scope of services for the BMW Regional Distribution Centre in Vancouver includes inbound goods receiving, put-away, storage, picking and packing, returns from dealers, and kit assembly, as well as administrative and dealer support for BMW automotive and motorcycle parts, accessories, lifestyle products and hazardous materials.
Kuehne + Nagel is providing a 88,300 sqft (approx. 8,200 sqm) warehouse facility which allows for further extension up to 108,000 sqft (10,034 sqm). Additionally, it holds approximately 32,000 stock-keeping units (SKUs), stored in a three-story mezzanine with shelving, cantilever and pallet racking.
The new business in the automotive sector and the BMW facility investment will further strengthen Kuehne + Nagel’s position in automotive aftermarket warehousing and distribution in the growing Canadian market. Vancouver, as an Asia-Pacific trade lane gateway, is a highly promising area for contract logistics business and this new contract will also increase the current Kuehne + Nagel footprint significantly.
Currently, Kuehne + Nagel provides services for the BMW Group from inbound to production and aftermarket logistics, as well as reverse logistics in eight countries at 17 different locations.