MCHENRY, Ill. – August 13, 2018 – Brake Parts Inc (BPI) has expanded its Eastern distribution center (EDC) in Hazelton, Pennsylvania by over 200,000 sq. ft. to meet the growing customer demand across all of its BPI product categories, it was announced today by David Overbeeke, president and CEO.
“With the rapid double-digit growth of our Eastern U.S. customer base, we are pleased to announce that we have completed construction and have installed the racking in our Hazelton distribution center. We are nearly complete with the move-in process and will continue to provide the world-class service and industry-leading fill rates that customers expect from Brake Parts Inc,” said Overbeeke.
The Hazelton EDC will service all BPI East Coast customers, including private label and customers of the flagship Raybestos® brand, providing them with timely and accurate order fill rates.
BPI has made significant investments in its state-of-the-art Oracle and warehouse management systems (WMS) throughout its entire distribution system. The system delivers full visibility to various stages of the distribution process, enhances the customer experience by providing access to up-to-the-minute inventory levels, optimizes turn times and supports a 24 to 48 hour order fill time.
“Our 568,000 sq. ft. facility has 160 full time employees that achieved 95 percent order fill rate performance in 2017. The expansion of our Hazelton facility will enhance order turn by making BPI even more efficient in picking, packing and shipping, allowing us to serve our East Coast customers even better in the future,” said Al Biemer, vice president of supply chain for BPI.
About Brake Parts Inc
Brake Parts Inc (BPI) is committed to leading the global automotive aftermarket as the premier manufacturer and supplier of brake system components, including its respected flagship Raybestos® brand. The company’s primary focus is the growth and profitability of its customers through a collaborative platform of quality, innovation, dedication and integrity. A supplier to major auto parts organizations, BPI has a demonstrated commitment to research, development and testing of its entire product offering, including friction, rotors, drums, calipers and hydraulic products, ensuring that they meet or exceed original equipment fit, form and function requirements. For more information, visit www.brakepartsinc.com.