Yesterday marked the 40th anniversary of Paccar Parts, which supplies vehicle parts and service.
The company opened its first parts distribution center (PDC) in Renton, WA. Today, Paccar Parts operates a network that includes 15 PDCs on five continents.
“Over the past 40 years, Paccar Parts has developed a global distribution network built on innovation and technology, to deliver quality parts when and where they’re needed,” said Darrin Siver, Paccar Parts general manager.
In the 1990s, the company expanded to Australia, Mexico and throughout Europe and South America. As the division grew, its focus on technology continued, including an advanced electronic catalog system and groundbreaking inventory-management systems. The exclusive TRP line of all-makes aftermarket parts was launched in Europe, and has become a worldwide brand.
“The global growth achieved by Paccar Parts in its first 40 years is a significant accomplishment,” said Dan Sobic, Paccar executive vice president. “This foundation of leadership and innovation sets the stage for further worldwide growth over the next 40 years.”
Among the services the company offers are Paccar Parts Fleet Services, which supports fleet customers in North America and Europe, and the Connect online maintenance and inventory software, which enables control over parts inventory and service scheduling for customers and repair shops.
“Technology has always been at the center of Paccar Parts’ success and excellent reputation with customers,” Siver said. “Systems such as Managed Dealer Inventory, as well as distribution technology such as voice-activated order picking, have streamlined supply-chain operations and created value for customers around the world.”