General Motors has broken ground on a $65m ACDelco and Genuine GM Parts processing centre in the City of Burton, US.
The facility, to be established by the company’s Customer Care and Aftersales (CCA) on a 141-acre site near the intersection of Genesee and Davison roads, is GM’s largest single investment in a warehousing and logistics facility in the US in nearly 40 years.
GM global vice president of customer care and aftersales Tim Turvey said: “GM is executing a focused and disciplined strategy to improve our core business and position the company for the future, guided by our vision of a world with zero crashes, zero emissions and zero congestion.
“Our new facility in Burton will help us deliver that future. And projects like this only become a reality when you have great teamwork and true collaboration, like we have with the City of Burton, the UAW and NorthPoint Development.”
The facility will open in 2019 and will be GM’s main induction point in the US for ACDelco and Genuine GM service parts that are to be unitised and packaged for sale.
These parts are used in every Chevrolet, Buick, GMC and Cadillac sold in the US and in competitive vehicles as well.
With a floor space of 1.1 million ft², the facility will be more than twice the size of the existing parts processing centre located about five miles away and have 84 shipping and receiving docks. The facility will be manned by 700 hourly and salaried employees.
The existing facility on Davison Road, one of more than 140 in GM’s global network, is landfill-free. The company said it is working toward the same status for the new facility.
The Burton facility will feature energy-efficient LED lighting and an energy management system to reduce power consumption.
The company said it will close its existing processing centre on Davison Road after the new facility opens, and transfer the employees to the new site.
The new facility will be constructed by NorthPoint Development, which will lease it to GM for an initial term of 12.5 years.