The opening of a new dedicated parts warehouse for SANY will transform parts availability for their UK operation and represents an investment of over £7.5 million by the heavy machinery manufacturer.
With a floor area of 11,000 sqft the new warehouse accommodates over 10,000 parts lines and more than 250,000 individual stock items, enabling SANY to serve its dealer network more efficiently with improved processes and operations.
Following significant growth in the UK market during the last 2 years, the manufacturer has transferred its whole parts inventory to this larger dedicated warehouse which is located on the same site as its headquarters in Coatbridge, 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 which has taken 6 months to develop includes a two-tier picking tower as well as 5 aisles of bulk racking, a parts counter and office area for dedicated parts personnel. The centre will stock everything from smaller, fast-moving parts such as fuel caps or filters as well as larger items such as engines, track tensioners and cabs.
SANY expect that this investment will mean vast improvements in their stock control processes helping to boost the aftermarket customer experience.
Leigh Harris, Business Development Director for the UK and Ireland commented “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”.