Porsche to Build New Northeast Regional Facility
Will Increase Efficiency in Critical Business Operations, Including Parts Logistics, Training and Area East Office
ATLANTA--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- In a move to improve customer service by increasing operating efficiency across the board, Porsche Cars North America, Inc. (PCNA) plans to open a Northeast Regional Support Center next year at the to-be-constructed Chrin Commerce Centre in Pennsylvania’s Lehigh Valley, less than 70 miles from both Philadelphia and New York City, one of Porsche’s most vital sales regions.
The 130,000 square-foot facility, with room to grow by an additional 32,000 square feet, will be developed for Porsche by Atlanta based Industrial Developments International, IDI, Inc. The facility also will be home to a Porsche Academy Training Center, Porsche’s Area East Office, and a new Northeast Parts Distribution Center. When fully operational the center’s staff will number 35, of which 20 will be new employees. Construction on the center is expected to begin this fall.
According to Rob Nemchik, General Manager Porsche Logistics, LLC, combining these regional operations with a third Parts Distribution Center (PDC) will greatly improve the company’s logistic operations. Porsche currently operates PDCs in Atlanta and Ontario, California. Nemchik said the new construction is a very logical move. “The time it takes to get parts to Porsche dealers in the Northeastern United States and Eastern Canada will be greatly reduced and at the same time the cost to ship will decrease,” he said. “In addition, Porsche will realize the positive synergies of combining three departments in one location, something already established at our facility in Ontario with a great deal of success.” To reinforce PCNA’s commitment to its ‘Green’ initiatives, the proposed building will be LEED certified for its environmental sensitivity.
Pending the Palmer Township approval, ground is planned to be broken in October 2008 for the new facility. The facilitiy’s grand opening is currently planned for the summer of 2009.
PCNA based in Atlanta and Porsche Cars Canada Ltd., based in Mississauga, Ont., are the two separate importers of Porsche sports cars and Cayenne sport utility vehicles for the United States and Canada respectively. They are each wholly owned, indirect subsidiaries of Dr. Ing.h.c. F. Porsche AG. These two subsidiaries combined employ approximately 250 people who provide Porsche vehicles, parts, service, marketing and training for its 200 U.S. and 12 Canadian dealers. They, in turn, provide Porsche owners with best-in-class service.
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