VW opens new $40-million logistics center in Roane County, Tennessee

Article by Anita Panait, on June 27, 2013

Volkswagen AG has opened a $40-million logistics center in Roane County, Tennessee aimed at cutting delivery times of parts for the Passat mid-sized sedan. VW said in a statement that the site will start as a redistribution center for serving warehouses and will later expand to include spare-parts supply for over 110 vehicle retailers in the southeast United States.

Anu Goel, vice president of parts and vehicle logistics at Volkswagen Group of America, remarked that the new logistics center is a "tangible proof of the clear commitment" that Volkswagen Group of America has to meeting the needs of dealers and its growing customer base.

The center currently has a workforce of 5 employees, which will be later increase to around 30 workers in 2014, according to a VW spokesman. He added that the 459,000-square-foot complex will supply parts to 13 countries outside the US where the Passat is marketed, including Canada, Mexico and South Korea.

VW's growth in North America is crucial to the strategy of chief executive Martin Winterkorn to surpass Toyota Motor Corp. and General Motors as the biggest carmaker in the world by 2018. Volkswagen commenced making the US variant of the Passat in 2011 at its Chattanooga site in Tennessee. VW is intending to pour in over $5 billion in North America in new models, technology and infrastructure through 2015.

“This new facility serves as tangible proof of the clear commitment that Volkswagen Group of America has to meeting the needs of our dealers and our growing customer base,” said Anu Goel, Vice President of Parts and Vehicle Logistics, Volkswagen Group of America. “Our continued investment in the U.S. market affirms that Volkswagen Group of America is dedicated to the communities in which we do business.”

Topics: vw, united states

If you liked the article, share on:

Comments

Login or Create new account to add a comment!

Recommended

The highlight of this year’s Consumer Electronics Show may be based on some of these keywords---connectivity, integration and partnership. Just like in the previous year, you’ve probably heard and read...
by - January 16, 2017
Less than three weeks to go and the Super Bowl LI – one of the most awaited and most watched sports events in television – will commence on February 5,...
by - January 16, 2017
New Tesla vehicles will have to pay when charging at any of the carmaker’s Supercharger stations once they exceed their annual limits. This comes as Tesla Motors announced revisions in...
by - January 16, 2017
Off-road driving with an open air vehicle provides another kind of experience for many off-road enthusiasts and fans. For this sake, Ford is planning to offer a version of the...
by - January 16, 2017
For those who love driving, future autonomous cars should be like the Toyota Concept-i that is drawing in a multitude of visitors at the 2017 Consumer Electronics Show in Las...
by - January 15, 2017
Facebook

Youtube Channel

Tip Us
Do you have a tip for us?
Did you film an important event?
Contact us
Newsletter
Subscribe to our newsletter!
Subscribe
Galleries