VW Invests another $11.3 Million into the U.S.

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  1. xcel

    xcel PZEV, there's nothing like it :) Staff Member

    VW announced the opening of a new $6.8 million Pacific Northwest Parts Distribution Center (PDC) in Rocklin, Calif. The company also confirmed that it will invest an estimated $4.5 million to open a new training center in Eastvale, Calif., just outside of LA. These facilities represent an estimated $11.3 million investment in the U.S. is just a fraction of the more than $7 billion slated for all of North America through 2019.

    Pacific Northwest Parts and Distribution Center

    The expanded facility in Rocklin completes a U.S. network of seven VW Group parts distribution facilities across the U.S. The 143,000 square-foot facility holds 40,000 automotive service part numbers and approximately $13 million in inventory, with distribution to 94 VW and Audi dealers across six states in the Pacific Northwest and Northern California.

    VW took possession of the building in June 2015 and began shipping parts in April of this year. The facility is now fully operational. This seventh VW PDC in the United States will enable improved efficiency in Volkswagen and Audi service parts deliveries and employ more than 30 people. This is the second VW PDC in California, with another 310,000 square-foot facility in Los Angeles.

    Eastvale Training Center

    VW also announced today that it will invest an estimated $4.5 million to create a state-of-the-art training facility at the Goodman Commerce Center in Eastvale. The new Center will house VW, Audi and Porsche training facilities for the purposes of technical, collision repair and sales training. This is the first training facility to support all three brands and is expected to open in the first quarter of 2017.

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    VW has committed more than $7 billion in North America between 2015 and 2019. These new additions to VW’s California presence are among seven locations where the company operates in the state. Other sites include the VW Electronic Research Laboratory in Silicon Valley, a regional sales operations office in Woodland Hills, and the Test Center California in Oxnard.
     
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