Penske Logistics wins bid to operate BMW of North America parts distribution center
Author: AJOT | Apr 30 2013 at 08:00 PM | Category: Intermodal
Penske Logistics announced it has been awarded the contract to be the operational manager of the BMW of North America, LLC parts distribution center in Nazareth, Pa. Financial terms were not disclosed. Under the agreement, Penske Logistics will provide a trained labor force for the aftersales warehousing and fulfillment facility that currently supplies automotive parts, motorcycle parts, and lifestyle items for distribution to BMW Group dealerships in North America.
‘We are pleased to further expand our existing relationship with BMW,’ said Penske Logistics President Marc Althen. ‘We are collaborating closely to ensure a smooth transition of the operations and in welcoming the employees into our organization.’
Penske Logistics will begin operational management of the 875,000 square foot facility starting July 1. Employment continuity will be offered to the employees at the facility. In addition, Penske has worked with both BMW NA and UAW Local 2326 leadership to reach a labor agreement for the unionized workforce at the site and a transition plan for the workers.