More than the sum of its parts: Volkswagen Group Australia opens new expansion to national parts warehouse
- Newly expanded 23,000 square metre facility manages parts for Volkswagen, ŠKODA and Audi
- Warehouse on-site at Volkswagen Group Australia Head Office in Chullora, Sydney
Volkswagen Group Australia (VGA) has cut the ribbon on a brand-new extension to its Sydney parts warehouse in a gala event with VGA staff and executives from the partnering property management and construction companies in attendance.
The Sydney parts warehouse at VGA's Sydney Head Office in Chullora, expanded its existing 16,000 square metre footprint to 23,000 square metres; providing further parts growth for the Volkswagen, ŠKODA and Audi brands in the coming years.
During normal operation, the Sydney warehouse holds some 58,000 individual part numbers, with on average 90,000 parts distributed to the dealer network each month.
Speaking at the parts warehouse opening event, VGA Director of Aftersales, Mr. Mark Fowler, stressed the significance of the parts business to VGA, and the company's investment in the future.
"The parts network really is the backbone of our industry, and indeed one of the most significant areas of our business at Volkswagen Group Australia," he said.
"VGA is proud to be investing in the future of the business, and its people, by expanding operations of the parts warehouse in Sydney, to better support our customers and dealership partners," Mr. Fowler continued.
The warehouse was officially opened by Mr. Fowler and VGA Managing Director, Mr. Michael Bartsch, who invited a number of VGA's junior staff members to cut the blue ribbon, as a nod to the generations of future employees who will forge careers with the Volkswagen Group in Australia. Currently VGA employs over 200 people in its head office, and further thousands within its national dealer networks.