Meritor Inc recently completed an expansion of its aftermarket distribution center in Edmonton AB, Canada, which will improve service and delivery time to its western Canada OE dealer and warehouse distributor customers. The 35,000 sq-ft center now stocks a full line of Meritor and Euclid drivetrain and undercarriage products.
The expansion improves product availability, which will reduce lead times as much as 70%, according to Doug Jamieson, site manager, Meritor. Customers in British Columbia, Alberta and Saskatchewan were previously served through the company's Brampton, Ontario, distribution center.
“Our expanded center in Edmonton enables us to consolidate and expedite a customer's order for Meritor and Euclid parts into one shipment for faster delivery,” Jamieson says.
The expanded Edmonton facility complements Meritor Logistics, the company's new third-party multiple logistic services. Meritor recently launched this aftermarket-based, third-party multiple logistics service to improve distribution activities, packaging capabilities and remanufacturing techniques within a given country or an entire continent.
To support its global aftermarket operation--consisting of warehousing, inventory and distribution processes--Meritor also operates distribution centers in the United States, Mexico, United Kingdom, Germany, Brazil, Australia, China, Singapore and India. The entire operation serves nearly 6,000 customers globally.