Volkswagen Group has opened a new regional parts distribution centre in the Port of Tanjung Pelepas, Johor which will serve as the genuine parts supply chain to 21 markets across the Asia Pacific region.
At 50,000 square metres, the new regional parts distribution centre is larger than its predecessor. The centre contains around 65,000 genuine parts of the German group’s brands including Volkswagen Passenger Cars, Audi, Skoda, and Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles.
International Trade and Industry Minister, Dato' Seri Mohamed Azmin Ali said that companies like Volkswagen Group “seek to tap on Malaysia’s strategic location as well as our efficient and reliable infrastructure such as ports, airports, and financial institutions, allowing them to improve operational efficiency and optimise product and service quality and speed for their customers.”
Head of Volkswagen Group Sales, Dr Christian Dahlheim, said that the Asia Pacific Region offers a lot of potential, especially in e-mobility. The selection of Malaysia as its parts distribution hub was due to the country’s central and well-connected location which suits the group’s plans to expand its foothold in the region.
The new facility offers improved distribution and process efficiency with warehouse processing enhanced by as much as 15 per cent.
The facility is also customised to Volkswagen Group’s requirements, where storage systems like semi-automated paternoster and vertical narrow aisles are built for better warehouse space and process optimisation.