GKN Automotive Opens Aftermarket Warehouse in Dallas-Fort Worth


GKN Automotive on March 7 announced the opening of its new Dallas-Fort Worth, TX, warehouse. The new facility will house its extensive and constantly updated portfolio of products for its aftermarket customers, including axle assemblies for light-duty passenger vehicles, driveshafts, joint and boot kits for all common makes and vehicle types.

The new 3PL facility, finished in December, is located in Fort Worth, and features 80,000 square feet of warehouse space, 4,000 pallet locations and 10 dock doors with room for expansion up to 240,000 square feet. This warehouse will be the hub for all U.S. independent parts distributors and garage fulfillment.

GKN Automotive’s new warehouse will deliver real-time inventory feeds and EDI ordering. It will be staffed with 18 employees to start, with plans to add up to 40 additional employees over the next three years.

GKN Automotive’s aftermarket business supplies original GKN Automotive driveline parts. It offers a wide range of CV shafts and components as well as complete driveshafts for passenger cars, SUVs and light commercial vehicles worldwide.

“As a leading partner of carmakers and a holder of numerous patents, we are the first to bring new driveline technologies to the aftermarket," said Dominik Görts, GKN Automotive vice president, aftermarket business. “We supply aftermarket parts that fit perfectly and repair solutions for all the major vehicle models. With our new, ultra-modern warehouse logistics system, we can make our products available more easily and quickly than before.”

“We are excited about our expansion and growth in the U.S. through this new warehouse,” said Stephen DiSorbo, national sales manager IAM North America. “This will allow us to service new and existing customers significantly faster and help make their garages more efficient and profitable.”

Source: GKN Automotive

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