New parts centre for Renault
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.