Penske Logistics opens up new DC in Brazil
September 03, 2010
Earlier this week, Penske Logistics, a subsidiary of global transportation services provider Penske Corporation, announced it has opened up a new 110,000 square-foot square foot factory distribution center in Manaus, Brazil.
Company officials said that at this location Penske Logistics Brazil will store and ship Whirlpool brand air conditioners and microwaves (Cônsul and Brastemp) to the company’s retail customers throughout Brazil.
Penske performs warehousing, sequencing, inbound and outbound transportation services across Whirlpool product lines in the U.S. Canada, Mexico and Brazil and this is the first time the company has set up operations in Manaus.
“Manaus has been a strategic growth location due to the concentration of manufacturing,” said Bill Scroggie, President, Penske South America, in an interview. “The search of the correct opportunity and customer to begin operations has been in progress in several years.”
Scroggie said Penske Logistics has been in operating in Brazil for 11 years, also noting that the contract with Whirlpool in Brazil began on July 1, 2010.
Penske has a total of 37 new employees in the location– all local professionals from Manaus, including the operations manager.
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