Montabert's New Distribution Center Enhances Efficiencies
Wed November 13, 2019 - National Edition #23 Montabert
Montabert, a world leader in the design and manufacturing of hydraulic rock breakers and related attachments introduced its new distribution and customer care center to dealers in Nashville, Ill. The expanded location houses 50,000 sq. ft. of product along with Montabert's customer care and inventory planning teams for streamlined communication and inventory management with its French headquarters.
"This distribution center allows our planning and inventory management teams to be housed in one location, ensuring the highest level of service for customers. This facility has allowed us to stock 33 percent more product and provide same-day shipping on in-stock items," said Stephane Giroudon, director of sales — Americas for Montabert.
Montabert's leadership team prepares for official ribbon cutting on the new Distribution Center located in Nashville, Ill. (L-R) are Greg Clinton; Bruno Mallen; Aaron Scarfia; Stephane Giroudon; David Young (Komtasu); and Clint Bauza. (Aaron Simmons photo)
With this efficient workflow, customers can expect to see Montabert's high quality service improve, including same day shipping on more in-stock items, according to the company.
"This distribution center is integrated with a global Customer Relationship Management [CRM] system that will link a new online dealer portal to the factory and distribution center. The dealer portal has the functionality to order products and parts, register products, and process warranties, all while communicating back to the factory in real-time," said Giroudon.
The strategically positioned facility is more centrally located in the United States and has improved access to dealers nationwide, meaning quicker turnaround times for orders placed nationally.
In addition to the distribution center, Montabert is coordinating the rebuilding of breakers with its newly established remanufacturing facility in Chattanooga, Tenn., and is anticipating the opening of the new remanufacturing facility in Elko, Nev., to better serve customers in the western region of the United States.
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