PACCAR Parts began construction of a new Parts Distribution Center (PDC) in the city of Massbach, Bayern, Germany. An official ceremony was held to mark the occasion, signaling the beginning of a $91.5 million (€85 million) investment, according to the company.
PACCAR notes that the new 240,000-square-foot (22,000 square meters) facility will be situated on a 54-acre (22 hectares) site and is expected to open in 2024. The operation is designed to provide improved service to the DAF dealer network with shipments and emergency orders delivered within hours. According to PACCAR, the facility will have the capacity to store over 80,000 different parts. The Massbach PDC will utilize technologies such as voice-directed material handling, advanced scanning equipment and automated packaging systems, the company says
Additionally, the building will be solar powered and incorporate ‘green roof’ concepts, according to the company. Eco-friendly heat pumps maintain building temperature all year round and electric truck charging facilities will be installed at the site, resulting in zero onsite gas emissions and quiet operations, the press release notes.