Toyota Invests in Parts
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Toyota invests another R365 million in parts backup
If there’s any doubt why Toyota has such good after sales service, this should give you some indication.
Toyota Motors South Africa will soon have the largest automotive parts’ warehouse in the Southern Hemisphere! Work recently began on expanding the Toyota Parts’ Distribution Warehouse in Atlas Road, East Rand, where a R365 million expansion will double the floor print from 40 000m² to 80 000m².
The expanded parts’ distribution warehouse will service Toyota, Hino and Lexus, allowing the manufacturer to support over 250 dealerships in the Southern Africa region, as well as 70 international destinations where proudly South African-built Toyota vehicles are found. The distribution warehouse will also allow TSAM to further improve the availability of service and replacement parts on all of its vehicles.
President and CEO of TSAM Andrew Kirby says: “This investment will also strengthen our position as a Toyota regional manufacturing hub with an ability to fully support any locally manufactured vehicle, regardless of its destination. This will further create an environment in which Toyota and the automotive industry can further expand operations, in turn benefitting our local suppliers and the automotive component industry.”
Already a state-of-the-art mega distribution centre, the warehouse will be turned into an ultra-facility, absorbing all the operations from the company’s first warehouse of 22 000m2 located in Sandton. According to TSAM’s Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing, Leon Theron: “The sheer size and scale of the warehouse we are building is a clear indication that we are committed to the South Africa automotive sector, as well playing regional hub to the rest of the continent. We would like to remain Africa’s most popular vehicle brand and a reliable supply of parts flowing through from our parts’ warehouse is integral to our strategy.”