BMW Group opened its newest 282,000 square foot Regional Parts Distribution Center at Prologis Park 20/35 Lancaster, Texas
. The LEED Silvercertified center, with expansion capabilities to increase to 370,000 square feet, will serve the Southern Region of its dealer network, supplying everything BMW dealers need to service their customers.
The Regional Distribution Center, one of six in the U.S., will store and distribute BMW parts to dealerships in Louisiana, Mississippi, Arkansas, Oklahoma and Texas.
“Texans continue to show us every year how much they love BMW automobiles
and today we can show how much we love Texas,” said Ludwig Willisch, President and CEO, BMW of North America. “You should know that BMW roots in the U.S. are long and deep. We established our corporate presence here almost 40 years ago. And this year, 2014, we are celebrating 20 years of producing BMW’s in the U.S.A. BMW directly supports and sustains more than 70,000 jobs in the U.S. and we have just added to that number today with the opening of this new parts distribution center in Texas.”
The company said “it is the latest demonstration of BMW’s continued dedication to its customers and dealer network in the U.S. and the company’s recognition of the economic importance of the Dallas/Ft. Worth Metroplex and the entire Southern Region to BMW’s success."
“At BMW, we like to not only exceed industry standards, but to redefine them,” said Craig Westbrook, Vice President – Aftersales, BMW of North America. “Overnighting parts to dealerships has long been the industry norm, but with the opening of this RDC in Lancaster, we will provide same day parts delivery to our dealers in Dallas, Fort Worth, Houston, San Antonio and Austin.”