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Mercedes-Benz Canada officially opens new Logistics Centre and Training

Marcus Breitschwerdt, president and general director of Mercedes-Benz Canada, was joined today in Mississauga by Dr. Joachim Schmidt, Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing of Daimler AG, as well as Roman Fischer, Vice-President of worldwide service support operations and service parts at Daimler AG, to mark the official opening of the new Logistics Centre and Training (CLF) of Mercedes-Benz Canada.

Strategically located near the Pearson International Airport in the region of Greater Toronto, the establishment of 204,000 square feet is part of a global supply structure that will support the Canadian retail network from coast to another and host about 90% of all supplies parts of the company. The huge new CLF will store all the parts, all the accessories and items of "The Collection" and all the technical literature in one place. The inventory of over 45,000 parts in stock ready to be shipped immediately.

The edifice has been carefully designed to allow optimum air flow in the building and features large overhead doors constituting points of entry and exit reserved a separate routing parts. With the help of Kuehne + Nagel, the partner company for the operations of warehouse, the CLF will ship more than 550,000 articles per year has 60 different body shops and Mercedes-Benz dealerships across the country, which represents transfer of nearly 2,200 items every day.

Canada is the largest country in the world second, which poses many challenges in terms of logistics and distribution. To address these unique challenges and to better meet the needs of dealers, the new Logistics Centre will be extended hours that will push the deadline for delivery is 17 pm for expeditions to Central and Eastern Canada , and 18 h for expeditions to western Canada.

Witnessing the unwavering commitment of the company REGULAR provide education and training to its employees and staff of dealers, the Logistics Centre and Training last cry of Mercedes-Benz also includes a new training center providing technical education for all regarding sales, products and after-sales service. The last year, the company trains more than 2,450 employees. The space dedicated to new training center represents almost double the size of the old edifice, thereby increasing the ability to create and host a classroom reserved a technical training on the Mercedes-Sprinter Benz. In addition, the center presents the advantage of being easily accessible from the highway and offer ample parking spaces, which will be very convenient for students from the surrounding area. The proximity of the airport will also prove convenient for students who come from elsewhere.

"By centralizing the operations of parts and accessories for Mercedes-Benz Canada will have our company and our network of dealers to realize many of efficiency gains," stated Marcus Breitschwerdt, president and general director of Mercedes-Benz Canada. "The fairly large complex, the vast selection of pieces available quickly and prolonged opening hours ensure we meet the immediate needs of our retail network. This additional investment is part of a vision also allows us to ensure that we are well positioned to cope with the increased volumes we anticipate due to our continued growth. "

Breitschwerdt then adds: "Our promise to offer consumers an experience of buying and unmatched possession is also reflected in the strong commitment of our company to the training. We invented the automobile and in the 125 years of our history, our company has demonstrated an unwavering commitment to innovation by continuing to introduce revolutionary technologies that reinvent the automobile. Our brands Mercedes-Benz, Maybach, AMG and smart vehicles offer some of the most advanced and most sophisticated which are at present. It is imperative that each employee fully understands the countless details that make each of the vehicles that feature the star has three branches so extraordinary. I'm sure our new and spacious training center will provide for our seasoned instructors and coaches teach the perfect setting for many key attributes and differentiators Elements to persons who, in turn, provide the best possible customer experience in the automotive industry. "

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