JLR’s move to a larger and renovated vehicle processing centre (VPC) in Brunswick, Georgia looks set to enable the car manufacturer to boost vehicle processing volumes and better meet growing demand in the US.
Previously JLR was split across two separate processing facilities, but at the new facility, all processing work, pre-delivery inspections (PDIs), accessory installation, software upgrades and mechanical repairs will take place in one area.
“To meet increasing market demand, we needed to transition to a larger processing area,” says Jim Harrington, port operations & vehicle logistics manager at JLR.“In 2020, we’re bringing the Defender model back to the US after a 20-year hiatus, so this move will accommodate processing of this heavily-accessorised model. We appreciate WW Solutions’ commitment to meet our expansion needs and support us in our future growth.”
“The increase in processing area by 35%, which also offers additional lifts and bays, will allow us to increase the number of JLR vehicles in the PDI process,” says Matt Henderson, general manager, WW Solutions, Brunswick.
WW Solutions is constructing a 6,000 square foot warehouse alongside the JLR processing facility that will be used for storage of JLR parts.
The facility move by JLR also allows WW Solutions to accommodate growth for other customers.