Meritor Opens New Distribution and Customer Service Center in South America
BARUERI, Brazil, Feb. 15, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — Meritor, Inc. (NYSE: MTOR) recently opened a new 50,000 square-foot South America Aftermarket Distribution and Customer Service Center in Barueri, Brazil, a suburb of Sao Paulo.
While Meritor has operated a parts distribution center in the area for more than 25 years, the new center – complete with offices, training center, warehouse and operations – will focus on the distribution and packaging of parts.
The facility is Meritor’s newest member of an expanding global footprint of aftermarket centers that includes recently opened facilities in India, China and Australia.
“Our experience with serving our customers has enabled us to incorporate many advancements in distribution center technology,” said Angelo Morino, managing director, Aftermarket, South America, Meritor. “This vast experience has been incorporated to speed deliveries to customers throughout South America, improve inventories, and anticipate our customers’ needs for axle, brake and driveline parts support.”
In the near future, the new facility will remanufacture brake and driveline components to satisfy market demand for premium remanufactured parts that serve a quality-minded market niche at a lower price.
The facility is also an integral component in Meritor’s recent launch into an aftermarket-based, third-party multiple logistics business called Meritor Logistics which offers unique competencies including packaging and kitting, material planning, warehousing, distribution, customer support, core consolidation, remanufacturing and consulting services.
To support its global aftermarket operations, Meritor operates aftermarket distribution centers in Australia, Canada, China, Germany, India, Mexico, United Kingdom and the United States, and serves nearly 6,000 customers globally.
About Meritor, Inc.
Meritor, Inc. is a leading global supplier of drivetrain, mobility, braking and aftermarket solutions for commercial vehicle and industrial markets. With more than a 100-year legacy of providing innovative products that offer superior performance, efficiency and reliability, the company serves commercial truck, trailer, off-highway, defense, specialty and aftermarket customers in more than 70 countries. Meritor is based in Troy, Mich., United States, and is made up of more than 11,000 diverse employees who apply their knowledge and skills in manufacturing facilities, engineering centers, joint ventures, distribution centers and global offices in 19 countries. Common stock is traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol MTOR. For important information, visit the company’s web site at meritor.com.
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