New parts cen­tre for Re­nault

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RE­NAULT South Africa is spar­ing no ex­pense to de­velop a new parts and dis­tri­bu­tion cen­tre in Spar­tan, east of Jo­han­nes­burg.

The com­pany said the foundation of the cen­tre also forms the foundation on which it will es­tab­lish plans for growth and model di­ver­si­fi­ca­tion in the years ahead.

Hav­ing bought the site in May, work is con­tin­u­ing at a fever­ish pace to re­de­velop the ware­house from the ground up with state-ofthe-art equip­ment that will en­sure ef­fi­cient sourc­ing and send­ing of parts from the racks that vary be­tween 7,5 me­tres and 11 me­tres in height.

Re­nault said in a state­ment that the cen­tre al­ready looks set to be the bench­mark in parts and dis­tri­bu­tion. Two-tier mez­za­nine floors can ef­fec­tively ac­com­mo­date ad­justable and per­fo­rated steel shelv­ing, slid­ing di­viders, buck­ets and la­bel hold­ers, and nar­row aisles help to max­imise space. The parts bins have al­ready been in­creased from 20 753 to 33 768 bins in an­tic­i­pa­tion of fu­ture growth.

For now, the new cen­tre will be staffed to han­dle the cur­rent de­mand for 12 con­tain­ers a month. Dis­trib­u­tors UTI will move stock from Re­nault’s cur­rent parts stor­age fa­cil­ity and also de­liver parts from the new cen­tre in fu­ture.

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