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BMW Group Canada opens new Regional Distribution Centre in Delta, BC.

New facility doubles the space, resulting in better service for retailers and, ultimately, customers.

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Richmond Hill, ON.  With the opening of the new Regional Distribution Centre (RDC) in Delta, British Columbia on May 4th, BMW Group Canada completes a series of infrastructure investments that position the company for the future, provide better service to retailers nationwide, and enhance the customer’s overall ownership experience. 

 

In addition to the new facility in B.C., BMW also opened a new parts warehouse in Mississauga, Ontario in the spring of 2018.  These builds tie in to major restructuring BMW AG has been coordinating to enhance the global supply chain network and make it more efficient.  Part of the enhancements involved creating two new continental parts hubs, one in China and the other in the United States.  The new Delta facility will take advantage of the U.S. hub, which stores and ships North American-made parts across the continent, providing faster parts deliveries to retailers across Canada.

 

“The beginning of outbound service at the Regional Distribution Centre in Delta is an exciting conclusion to some large-scale logistics projects,” said Tracy Bulmer, Aftersales Director, BMW Group Canada.  “At the heart of these efforts is our customer.  With our new ability to receive and ship a larger assortment of parts more quickly than before, we can provide a better ownership experience for them.  And that is our number one goal.”

 

“Congratulations to BMW Group Canada on opening its new regional distribution centre at the Delta Link Business Park,” said Mayor George Harvie of Delta, British Columbia.  “We are thrilled to have a company of this stature choose the City of Delta as its home for the region.  This large facility brings good jobs to support the local economy at a crucial time.  We look forward to many years of great connections with BMW, which we are now pleased to welcome into Delta’s business family.” 

 

RDC Delta Fast Facts:

  • At a grand total of 281,400 square feet, the new RDC in Delta is twice the size of the facility it replaces.
  • The distribution centre is comprised of the following:
    • A warehouse – including an office and lunch area – of 262,620 square-feet.
    • A 14,780 square-foot training centre, which is bigger than the training centre at the head office in Richmond Hill, Ontario.
    • A regional sales office of approximately 4,000 square feet.
  • The total site area is 12.26 acres.
  • The facility will service over 100 BMW, MINI and Motorrad retailers nationwide.
  • Approximately 25 workers will be employed in the warehouse.
  • 31,000 unique part numbers will be housed in the facility.
  • Over 450,000 individual parts will be distributed from the warehouse annually.
  • The new RDC is built for the future and has the capacity to expand to meet future needs.

 

For the BMW Group, sustainability is important in every detail.  This new Regional Distribution Centre minimizes energy consumption (LED lighting system, up-to-date building insulation, high-efficiency air handling system and heating and cooling) and is sustainable according to all international standards.  It also features six electric vehicle charging stations.

 

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BMW Group in Canada

BMW Group Canada, based in Richmond Hill, Ontario, is a wholly-owned subsidiary of BMW AG and is responsible for the distribution of BMW luxury performance automobiles, Sports Activity Vehicles, Motorcycles, and MINI.  BMW Group Financial Services Canada is a division of BMW Group Canada and offers retail financing and leasing programs and protection products on new and pre-owned BMW and MINI automobiles, as well as retail financing for new and pre-owned BMW Motorcycles. A total network of 51 BMW automobile retail centres, 22 BMW motorcycle retailers, and 31 MINI retailers represents the BMW Group across the country.

 

For more information, please contact:

Marc Belcourt, Director, Corporate Communications

BMW Group Canada

905-428-5078 / marc.belcourt@bmwgroup.ca                              

 

Barb Pitblado, Manager, Corporate Communications

BMW Group Canada

905-428-5005 / barb.pitblado@bmwgroup.ca

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