New warehouse extension improves efficiency and increases storage space for large and heavyweight parts
KOMATSU Europe have extended their European Parts Organization facilities with the opening of a new warehouse that will provide additional storage space for large and heavyweight spare parts, ensuring extra support towards a fast and steady supply of Komatsu genuine parts to customers across Europe, Africa, and the Middle East.
The new extension covers an area of 10,000 sq m, increasing the total warehouse space in Vilvoorde, Belgium, to more than 59,000 sq m. It is equipped with the latest sustainable technology, including 840 solar panels, already installed, to provide a yearly production of 32,499MWh, for an estimated 3,323 tonnes reduction in CO2 over 20 years.
More than 1,000 additional solar panels will be installed in the coming year. Other high-tech features include rooftop light captures that rotate with the sun, floor heating, and a safe storage place and foam sprinkler system for hazardous or dangerous materials.
Now fully operational, the extension will facilitate support for the electric dumptrucks recently delivered to Scandinavia and will enhance the efficiency of warehouse operations by increasing the inventory for large and heavyweight parts.
‘We are excited to be expanding our warehouse facility in Vilvoorde,’ said Tadashi Maeda, president of Komatsu Europe. ‘This investment is a commitment to continue providing our customers with the highest level of service and support. The increased storage capacity will allow us to respond more quickly to our customers' needs, ensuring they quickly receive the parts they require.’