SANY has announced that the opening of a new dedicated parts warehouse in Coatbridge will ‘transform’ parts availability for its UK operation.
The move represents an investment of over £7.5 million by the manufacturer. With a floor area of 11,000 sq ft, the new warehouse accommodates over 10,000 parts lines and more than 250,000 individual stock items.
Following ‘significant growth’ in the UK market during the last two years, SANY revealed it has transferred its whole parts inventory to this larger dedicated warehouse located on the same site as its UK and Ireland HQ in North Lanarkshire, Scotland. It also allows room for future growth as the manufacturer continues to strengthen its presence and expand on its product range in 2023.
The new facility has taken six months to develop and includes a two-tier picking tower as well as five aisles of bulk racking, a parts counter and office area for dedicated parts personnel. SANY added that the centre will stock everything from smaller, fast-moving parts such as fuel caps or filters to larger items including engines, track tensioners and cabs.
The manufacturer expects this investment will deliver ‘vast improvements’ in stock control processes, helping to boost the aftermarket experience for customers.
Leigh Harris, business development director for the UK and Ireland, said, “Our new facility is a really exciting step forward for the parts and service operation of SANY UK. We realised that with our considerable growth we needed to develop a dedicated facility to ensure we serve the needs of our dealers and our customers.
“This new parts centre will allow for greater access to a vast stock of spare parts for our construction machinery and will help us to ensure we offer the best aftermarket service possible.”