Big news as Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) announced today that it will invest an impressive $10.4 million to build a new Mopar Parts Distribution Center in the Detroit suburb of Romulus, MI, in a concentrated effort to expand its parts and service division.
Expected to open next fall, the 500,000-square-foot distribution center is projected to hire more than 100 workers, making it Mopar’s 23rd distribution center, nationally. Simultaneously, FCA also is building another parts distribution center in Winchester, VA, that is slated to open in Spring of 2017.
“With the start of preliminary work on the Romulus (center), along with the new facility under way in Virginia, FCA US will have invested a total of more than $22 million in these two new parts distribution center projects,” stated Pietro Gorlier, Mopar CEO, in a statement. “These facilities confirm FCA’s continued commitment to customer service, and will strengthen the Mopar supply chain both in North America and also globally.”
According to a report by Detroit Free Press, FCA said it expects “the Romulus site will handle more than 45 million parts annually. Each day, the facility will accept more than 30 inbound trailers and dispatch 40 outbound trailers.” The further development and expansion of Mopar’s parts and accessories division is welcome news to all who have cheered the division’s recent moves under Gorlier’s direction as it has positioned itself to better service enthusiasts of Mopar vehicles both old and new.