September 9, 2013
Paccar says the expansion facilitates future growth and parts availability with environmental and technological enhancements, including daylight harvesting and the latest Radio Frequency (RF) technology.
“We are excited to share all of the upgrades to our Lancaster distribution center. These enhancements strengthen our dedication to providing superior products and service to our network of Kenworth and Peterbilt dealers in the northeastern United States,” says Tom Floyd, Paccar Parts general operations manager.
With the addition of 60,000 sq. ft., the facility now features a total of 120,000 sq. ft. of warehouse space. An additional 12,500-sq. ft. small parts mezzanine increases stocking density and order-picking productivity, the company says. The combination of added space and optimized racking systems also increases the overall facility storage capacity by 130 percent to 35,000 stock keeping units (SKUs), Paccar says.
The zero waste-to-landfill site also boasts several new environmental enhancements. A corrugated auger improves recycling efficiency and a storm water retention system reduces runoff. Motion-sensing light fixtures work in conjunction with 90 skylights and daylight harvesting to reduce electricity usage by 40 percent, Paccar says.
Additional enhancements include all-new storage and conveyance systems that reduce travel time, as well as ergonomic work stations with hydraulic lifts for heightened employee safety. An upgraded wireless network and next generation RF equipment increase productivity and reduce the possibility of errors.
“These new enhancements will help our distribution center employees continue to deliver outstanding inventory and shipping accuracy to Kenworth and Peterbilt dealers in the Northeast. Paccar customers can depend on getting almost any part they need within 24 hours,” says Floyd.