AGCO Opens Newly Expanded Parts Facility Near Kansas City
USAgNet - 04/23/2012
AGCO announced the expansion of its Missouri parts facility to a full-service parts distribution center.
The facility, located in Independence, Mo., covers 900,000 square feet and now includes $100 million of parts inventory, an increase of nearly 40 percent.
To mark the official opening, more than 100 dealer representatives and customers toured the facility this month during Grand Opening activities.
The effort by AGCO to expand this center and increase its inventory is expected to improve order responsiveness by 66 percent and lower parts delivery times by two to three days, compared to previous efforts.
Changes implemented will result in next-day delivery of in-stock parts and earlier delivery of emergency and priority shipments for nearly 90 percent of the dealers served by the Kansas City PDC.
This is the third AGCO Parts facility to be upgraded to a full-service PDC in the last two years. Collectively, the upgrades offer significant benefits for customers to reduce shipping times, since now one-half (four of eight) of AGCO Parts' North American PDC locations are full-stocking.