Bobcat to open two new parts distribution centers for quicker order-to-delivery times
By Jenny LescohierMarch 16, 2022
Two new Bobcat regional parts distribution centers will open soon, expanding aftermarket parts availability across North America.
Doosan Bobcat North America announced the new facilities will be in Atlanta, GA and Reno, NV, joining existing Bobcat Parts Distribution Center near Chicago in Woodridge, IL.
“This investment demonstrates our commitment to our dealers and customers, as well as Bobcat’s leadership in the industry,” said Mike Ballweber, president of Doosan Bobcat North America. “This expansion will help ensure faster response and delivery times to all North American customers by bringing parts closer to end-users and where they do business.”
With accessibility to major airports and highways, these new facilities are located closer to customers and dealers, which will enhance the availability and delivery of Bobcat parts and attachment products throughout the U.S. and Canada.
These two new state-of-the-art facilities will roughly double the company’s existing warehouse footprint by adding approximately 445,000 square feet of additional distribution and storage space to the existing 358,000-square-foot primary parts distribution center in Chicago.
The new distribution facilities, along with expanded customer service teams and decentralized U.S. locations, will also enable quicker order-to-delivery times and the highest level of service for aftermarket parts, according to the company.
The regional distribution centers offer additional benefits, including:
- Same day order processing and extended order hours
- Expanded dealer support programs and customer service hours
- Improved speed of delivery times and additional shipping carrier options
“With the outstanding support of dealers and the improved parts availability this expansion offers, this is an exciting step for us to enable faster service for our valued Bobcat customers and accommodate our continued growth and business demands,” added Ballweber.
The new facilities are anticipated to become operational by the fourth quarter of 2022, and all facilities will be managed by APL Logistics. Additional facility details are forthcoming.
Last summer, Doosan Bobcat North America broke ground on a new $70-million, 600,000-square-foot manufacturing addition to the current office and complex in Statesville, NC, which will double the facility’s footprint to approximately 1.2 million square feet and add 62 acres to the current 92-acre campus.