A growing market with high expectations: in this warehouse in Mississauga, Ontario, DB Schenker now handles the spare parts business for Porsche Cars Canada. Image: DB Schenker
Working on behalf of Porsche, DB Schenker commissioned a new spare parts center in Canada. The facility in the city of Mississauga, Ontario now supplies the dealerships of the German luxury car manufacturer throughout the country with parts and lifestyle accessories. Previously these deliveries came from the United States. However, Porsche now wants to ramp up the level of service offered in the growing Canadian market. DB Schenker expects to handle more than 280,000 orders in the first year of the facility’s operation.
In addition to parts storage and inventory management, DB Schenker also takes care of picking and packing and manages the dispatch of the goods to their destinations. The team’s work is based on a finely-tuned logistics concept commensurate with the high standards of its automotive customer. “The faster we can do repairs and get our customers’ cars back on the road again, the better,” says George Fremis, Manager Parts Operations & Logistics, Porsche Cars Canada. “DB Schenker understands that mentality and our brand. That’s why they were a great fit for this new facility.”
The 13,000-square meter facility in Canada is the third spare parts center operated by DB Schenker in Porsche’s service. The other two are in China and in South Korea. “DB Schenker understood the service levels that we needed to achieve,” says Porsche Manager Fremis, “and they even brought in the project manager from the Porsche South Korea implementation to support our project.”