Ford invests USD 53mn in Middle East parts distribution centre.

By bne IntelliNews November 15, 2011
US car manufacturer Ford has invested AED 194.6mn (USD 53mn) in a new parts distribution centre in the Middle East in Jebel Ali Free Zone, Gulf News reported. The 29,500-sq m centre aims to reduce the time customers must wait for parts to arrive at their service locations and will supply nearly 92% of the parts needed for vehicle service or repairs in the region. It will also reduce average delivery times from more than 30 days to between two and 12 days. With around USD 43mn inventory value, Ford's parts distribution centre the capacity to stock up to 50,000 individual parts, or 6mn in total.
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