Krone Commercial Vehicle has started operations at a €8.5 million central logistics centre for spare parts.
The centre at Herzlake in north west Germany, totals 38,000 sq m and has a covered storage area of 8,400 sq m, with space for 17,500 Euro pallets and 16,000 containers for smaller spare parts.
Currently, 40 employees pick more than 23,000 orders for despatch every month, with all parts either despatched overnight or within a predetermined time-frame.
The central Herzlake spare parts centre supplies key regional Krone depots in Istanbul, Budapest, Lyon, Scandinavia and the Baltic region with parts for trailers, superstructures, container chassis, semitrailers and box semitrailers, along with CEP vehicles for courier express services and in-house Krone trailer axles.
Managing director Bernard Krone said: “With the launch of our spare parts centre, we continue to build on our service offering for our customers throughout Europe while at the same time sharpening our competitive edge in the spare parts business.