Mercedes-Benz opens new distribution centre and training facility
FLEET MANAGEMENT: MARCH/APRIL 2011
In an event well-attended by staff and invited guests, Mercedes-Benz Canada recently opened its new distribution centre and training facility in Mississauga, Ontario. Outgoing president and CEO of Mercedes-Benz Canada Marcus Breitschwerdt (centre) cut the ceremonial ribbon, along with Dr. Joachim Schmidt, executive vice-president sales and marketing, Daimler AG (third from left), and Roman Fischer, vice-president global service and parts operations support service, Daimler AG (second from left). Also pictured are Paul Gilroy, director, process development, network and training, Mercedes-Benz Canada (left), Christian Spelter, vice-president and CFO of Mercedes-Benz Canada, Tim Reuss, incoming CEO of Mercedes-Benz Canada; and Roland Martin, vice-president, service and parts, Mercedes-Benz Canada (last three on right).
The new combined facility, called the Logistics Centre and Training Academy, includes a 184,000sqf parts distribution centre and training facility in one 204,000sqf building. The new DC will support the coast-to-coast Canadian retail network.