Global warming is expected to have a significant impact on future yields of everything from rice to fish, particularly in countries situated closer to the equator, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) have warned
The rapid availability of spare parts is a central success factor for farmers and contractors and for Pottinger it is, therefore, the basis for the best customer service
In addition to regional customer support, a modern and efficient logistics concept is the key to success. It is for this reason that Pottinger has invested not only in its manufacturing plants but also EUR14mn (US$16.5mn) in a new, modern, spare parts logistics centre.
Construction started on the new logistics centre in the summer of 2016. In Taufkirchen an der Trattnach - close to the company's Grieskirchen headquarters in Austria - a 7,000 sqm logistics centre is being built on approximately 3 hectares of ground. It started full operation in Spring 2017.
The new spare parts logistics centre is the logistics hub for dispatching consignments worldwide. It has a fully automated small parts warehouse with 31,000 bins as well as a mechanised pallet rack system with 5,500 pallets and spaces for 2,200 bulky articles. A total of around 50,000 original spares and wear parts – from the smallest gasket through to complete implement frames - are kept in stock: up to 800 customer orders will be processed every day and 3.5mn different articles dispatched every year.
"With this highly advanced logistics centre we will be setting a new standard in terms of efficient and flexible spare parts supply," says Managing Director Heinz Pöttinger: "First class parts quality and a worldwide service network now go without saying. As a result we are able to provide our customers with an optimum supply of spare parts as quickly as possible."
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