PACCAR Parts officially opened their new Parts Distribution Centre (PDC) in the Brisbane logistics hub of Berrinba, south of Brisbane CBD. PACCAR Parts opened their first Brisbane PDC six years ago; however, there was a need to move to a new, much larger facility in order to support continued parts growth in the PACCAR dealer network. The larger facility allows the Brisbane PDC to stock a wider range of part numbers to support dealers and customers.

The expansion project required relocating all racking and stock from the old distribution centre to the new facility over an eight-week period with over 16,000 different part location to move. The facility remained fully operational during this time, ensuring that dealer service levels were sustained. The PDC expanded from a 6,000 SQM to a 12,400 SQM facility, including the addition of a large external canopy ensuring preservation of product during the loading and unloading process.

Following the move, the new Brisbane PDC has over 20,000 part locations across a mix of racking and bulk floor storage locations, with 3,500 of those locations added during the site relocation through installing new racking aisles, substantially increasing the density of storage locations in existing aisles.

Chris Fillingham, PDC Manager, PACCAR Parts Brisbane said, “I am extremely proud to be part of this driven and dedicated team who worked tirelessly to successfully achieve our facility relocation, whilst maintaining service levels to our dealer network. We are already leveraging the benefits of the additional space the new site offers, having increased our inventory holding to improve our parts availability and support customer uptime.” He added, “I would like to highlight the dedication, efforts and determination of the whole team in Brisbane who undertook this warehouse move and achieved it on schedule, whilst maintaining the integrity of our stock when we relocated it, ensuring each part in each location that we moved was counted.”

The Brisbane PDC primarily supports 23 dealer locations throughout Queensland and mid-Northern New South Wales. The larger space allows the facility to hold a wider range of SKUs as well as additional stock of existing parts – reducing lead times and increasing availability.