Penske Logistics Wins Bid to Operate BMW of North America Parts Distribution
READING, Pa., April 30, 2013
READING, Pa., April 30, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Penske Logistics announced it has
been awarded the contract to be the operational manager of the BMW of North
America, LLC parts distribution center in Nazareth, Pa. Financial terms were
not disclosed. Under the agreement, Penske Logistics will provide a trained
labor force for the aftersales warehousing and fulfillment facility that
currently supplies automotive parts, motorcycle parts, and lifestyle items for
distribution to BMW Group dealerships in North America.
"We are pleased to further expand our existing relationship with BMW," said
Penske Logistics President Marc Althen. "We are collaborating closely to
ensure a smooth transition of the operations and in welcoming the employees
into our organization."
Penske Logistics will begin operational management of the 875,000 square foot
facility starting July 1. Employment continuity will be offered to the
employees at the facility. In addition, Penske has worked with both BMW NA and
UAW Local 2326 leadership to reach a labor agreement for the unionized
workforce at the site and a transition plan for the workers.
"We are very pleased to expand our current relationship with Penske Logistics"
said Lawrence Demski, Department Head, BMW of North America Parts Logistics.
"We are confident this global company will deliver world class performance at
our largest parts distribution center in North America serving BMW, MINI,
Rolls-Royce, and BMW Motorrad."
About Penske Logistics
Penske Logistics is a wholly owned subsidiary of Penske Truck Leasing.With
operations in North America, South America, Europe and Asia, Penske Logistics
provides supply chain management and logistics services to leading companies
around the world.Penske Logistics delivers value through its design, planning
and execution in transportation, warehousing and freight management.To learn
more visit www.PenskeLogistics.com. Connect with Penske Logistics on social
media: Move Ahead Blog, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Google+ and YouTube.
About BMW Group In North America
BMW of North America, LLC has been present in the United States since 1975.
Rolls-Royce Motor Cars NA, LLC began distributing vehicles in 2003. The BMW
Group in the United States has grown to include marketing, sales, and
financial service organizations for the BMW brand of motor vehicles, including
motorcycles, the MINI brand, and the Rolls-Royce brand of Motor Cars;
DesignworksUSA, a strategic design consultancy in California; a technology
office in Silicon Valley and various other operations throughout the country.
BMW Manufacturing Co., LLC in South Carolina is part of BMW Group's global
manufacturing network and is the exclusive manufacturing plant for all X5 and
X3 Sports Activity Vehicles and X6 Sports Activity Coupes. The BMW Group sales
organization is represented in the U.S. through networks of 338 BMW passenger
car and BMW Sports Activity Vehicle centers, 139 BMW motorcycle retailers, 117
MINI passenger car dealers, and 34 Rolls-Royce Motor Car dealers. BMW (US)
Holding Corp., the BMW Group's sales headquarters for North America, is
located in Woodcliff Lake, New Jersey.
SOURCE Penske Logistics
Contact: Randy Ryerson, Penske, 610-775-6408, email@example.com;
Kenn Sparks, BMW of North America, LLC, 201-307-4467, firstname.lastname@example.org;
Sabrina Michaeli, Porter Novelli, 212-601-8163,
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