Mazda Canada Inc. (MCI) has announced the opening of its new Western Regional Operations and Parts Distribution Centre (PDC).
The centre, located in Langley, British Columbia, supplies Mazda automotive parts to Canadian Mazda dealers in four provinces in Western Canada. It also hosts a dealer training centre for service technicians and is the new home of Mazda Canada’s Western Regional office.
This 125,000 square foot facility, which is the second Mazda PDC in Canada, creates 13 full-time jobs in the local area.
“Mazda is excited to open this new Parts Distribution Centre, which effectively doubles our parts distribution reach in Canada. This enables us to fulfill dealer and customer orders quickly and more efficiently, as well as provide a regional supply of parts and training opportunities,” said Kory Koreeda, president, Mazda Canada Inc. “This distribution centre will enhance customer service and satisfaction levels throughout Western Canada, as well as reduce our carbon footprint through more efficient delivery planning and tracking, all of which are important Mazda commitments.”
The launch of the Langley PDC is the final piece in a $20 million Parts Distribution Center Network expansion project that Mazda North American Operations announced in July 2010. The expansion creates a network of seven Parts Distribution Centers in North America – five in the U.S. and two in Canada.