Meritor opens new distribution center in South America
Meritor, a provider of aftermarket automotive parts, has opened a new 50,000 sq ft South America Aftermarket Distribution and Customer Service Center in Barueri, Brazil, a suburb of Sao Paulo.
Meritor has operated a parts distribution center in the area for more than 25 years, however the new center - complete with offices, training center, warehouse and operations - will focus on the distribution and packaging of aftermarket brake and driveline components.
The facility is also an integral component in Meritor's recent launch into an aftermarket-based, third-party multiple logistics business called Meritor Logistics which offers services including packaging and kitting, material planning, warehousing, distribution, customer support, core consolidation, remanufacturing and consulting services.
"Our experience with serving our customers has enabled us to incorporate many advancements in distribution center technology," said Angelo Morino, managing director, Aftermarket, South America, Meritor. "This vast experience has been incorporated to speed deliveries to customers throughout South America, improve inventories, and anticipate our customers' needs for axle, brake and driveline parts support."To support its global aftermarket operations, Meritor operates aftermarket distribution centers in Australia, Canada, China, Germany, India, Mexico, the UK and the US.