AGCO Parts, a division of AGCO Corp. (NYSE:AGCO), a worldwide manufacturer and distributor of agricultural equipment, announced and broke ground on the expansion to its parts distribution center in Regina, Sask. This will be the largest AGCO Parts investment in North America. Once completed, the additional storage will allow for faster parts delivery to AGCO customers in Western Canada.
AGCO Parts Regina PDC-Expansion Groundbreaking Ceremony AGCO leadership and dealers from throughout western Canada celebrated the expansion of the AGCO Parts Regina Distribution Center (PDC) with a groundbreaking ceremony. Participating in the groundbreaking ceremony are Greg Wells, operations manager, AGCO Parts North America; Lee Fuchs, sales/operations manager, Nick's Service, Emerald Park, Sask.; Gerald Swystun, dealer principal, Full Line Ag, Swift Current, Alta.; Jeffrey Fluney, parts manager, Dennills Agricenter, Dewberry, Alta.; Sean Ferguson, parts manager, Full Line Ag, Swift Current, Alta.; Warren Orth, parts manager, Agriterra Equipment, Lacombe, Alta.; Rod Anderson, dealer principal/parts manager, Wynyard Equipment, Wynyard, Sask,; Darren Parker, director of sales and marketing, AGCO Parts, North America; and Chris Maas, parts manager, Agriterra Equipment, Weyburn, Sask. (Photo: Business Wire)
“This expansion is central to our commitment to better serve Western Canadian customers,” says Joe DiPietro, vice president and general manager of AGCO Parts – Americas. With this expansion, AGCO improves its service level to Western Canada and reduces transit times on large and heavy parts. “With more parts housed in Regina, we are able to get the right parts in the hands of the customer faster than ever before,” DiPietro adds.
The new addition will:
- Provide 50% more storage. The additional storage space allows greater breadth and depth of parts inventory.
- Increase inventory by 30%. AGCO is bringing more parts closer to the customer, which further improves delivery time.
- Improve facing fill (the amount of parts within an order being shipped from Regina’s facility) to over 90% — the highest of any regional AGCO Parts distribution center in North America.
“We understand that uptime is critical and that customers need to get parts as soon as possible,” says DiPietro.
The work will be completed by early 2018.