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Feature   January 1, 2010   by Auto Service World

Vast-Auto Announces Second Ontario Distribution Centre Opening In 2010

Vast-Auto Distribution Ltd. has announced that it will be opening a second distribution centre in Ontario in 2010.

The new distribution centre is slated to take over a building located at 10 Driver Road in Brampton, Ont., and will join the former Base Automotive location on Carnforth Road in Toronto’s east end that was acquired in 2007.

Vast-Auto is a member of the Aftermarket Autoparts Alliance, operating stores under the Auto Value banner. The company also operates a distribution centre in Quebec.

“The addition of this facility supports our ongoing sales growth strategy in the Ontario market,” said president John Del Vasto in a statement.

The new 114,000-square-foot distribution centre will be equipped with modern material handling and supply management systems in addition to offering a complete inventory of parts and accessories of both national and private-label brands. “Our focus will be on optimizing operations and creating value within the supply chain by offering our customers a complete business solution,” explained Del Vasto.

Vast-Auto Distribution will maintain its current Carnforth Road distribution centre to serve customers in the east end of Toronto. “The addition of a distribution centre on the city line of Brampton and Mississauga will enable us to respond to the unique geographic landscape of the Ontario market, favourably positioning us to effectively and efficiently serve parts stores located west of Toronto,” said Del Vasto.

The company says the expansion will increase distribution capacity for Vast-Auto Distribution, allowing it to acquire a bigger share in Canada’s largest market and accelerate the development of its network of Auto Value associate parts stores.