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Paccar Parts opens new distribution center

Sept. 12, 2022
With a second-quarter surge in profits under its belt, Paccar Parts utilized its spending power to open a new facility.

With deliveries reaching 46,900 trucks as of Aug. 2022 and no expectations for slower growth in the third quarter, Paccar Parts has opened its newest parts distribution center (PDC) in Louisville, Kentucky.

The 260,000-sq.-ft. distribution center will serve the Central, mid-Atlantic, and southeastern regions of the U.S., providing next-day delivery and storage for over 80,000 parts. As Paccar’s 18th PDC, the new addition brings the company’s global warehouse capacity to 3.4 million sq.-ft., enabling distribution to over 2,300 Kenworth, Peterbilt, and DAF dealers and TRP retail locations, including Cummins X15N natural-gas engines in Kenworth and Peterbilt trucks.

Meanwhile, the facility itself is prepared to stockpile equipment and supplies with built-in weigh scales, voice-directed picking tech, and automated banding conveyance systems to boost order fulfillment during a period of pent-up manufacturing demand.

With the new facility, Paccar confirmed their intent to ease the manufacturing backlog.

“The Louisville PDC will use the latest technologies to reduce the time between order placement and delivery, allowing us to maximize uptime for customers,” said Tom Floyd, Paccar parts senior director, operations.

Beyond the center’s production capabilities, no expense has been spared to make it an appealing place to work and visit as well. The Louisville facility features a 50-person training room and warehouse air-conditioning, a necessity during record-breaking heat waves. Additionally, an interactive ‘Paccar Parts Experience’ exhibit showcases the company’s distribution network, products, and services to visitors, including a 3-D model of the newly-operational distribution center.

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