Chrysler’s, and now Fiat’s, performance arm Mopar announced new facilities in Shanghai and Dubai to support their growing business in those markets.
The 16,000 sq. meter parts distribution center in China will integrate China domestic and regional operations, resulting in a more efficient and cost-effective supply chain and improved service levels. It will distribute more than 35,000 part numbers to more than 130 dealer locations in China and more than 20 third-party distributors and joint-venture partners throughout Asia Pacific.
The Dubai facility, an 18,000 sq. meter parts distribution center located in the Jebel Ali Free Trade Zone will cover the whole Middle East and Africa operations with an inventory of more than 30,000 part numbers. In 2012, seven Mopar Express Lanes will open in United Arab Emirates (Abu Dhabi), Qatar (Doha), Saudi Arabia (Dammam and Jeddah), Iraq (Baghdad) and Kuwait, joining the current five in Saudi Arabia.
Chrysler and Mopar’s business must be going on well in those regions, for them to invest in those massive operations which will be the backbone for their further expansion. The facilities will support Chrysler, Jeep, Dodge, Ram and Fiat brands.
“With the opening of these two facilities, we are expanding our parts distribution network in order to fully support the growth taking place in these markets,” said Pietro Gorlier, President and CEO of Mopar, Chrysler Group LLC’s service, parts and customer-care brand. “As our vehicle brands continue to grow internationally, Mopar will continue to look for opportunities to effectively service our dealers and distributors, and ultimately our customers.”