BMW Group Korea has just opened its doors to the world’s largest BMW Regional Distribution Centre after Munich in Anseong, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea. It is strategically located 80 km south of Seoul and will service key markets in the Asia-Pacific region such as China, Japan and Malaysia.
The Korean ₩130 billion (RM496 million) investment covers a total area of 14 acres, comprised of a total of six buildings including the main warehouse, three storage areas, a welcome house and a security building. A total of 600 new jobs is expected to be generated to support the facility.
It is capable of storing up to 75,000 units of parts and has a parts loading rate of 75 percent, ensuring that they are swiftly delivered to each dealership. Customers can expect shorter waiting periods for their parts to arrive as BMW prioritises their same-day delivery services.
BMW Group Korea will also be adopting the Eurasian railway line (connects Asia to Europe) once operations begin in 2019. This is similar to what Volvo is doing, using railway lines as one of their transportation links.
With the world’s second largest BMW Regional Distribution Centre (in addition to BMW Group Malaysia’s Regional Parts Distribution Centre (PDC) in Senai), BMW customers in the APAC region can expect even shorter lead times for their BMW parts.