CarParts.com announced today that its 210,000-square-foot distribution center in Grand Prairie, Texas, is now shipping and has hired its 200th person to help meet customer demand. The facility, which features the latest warehouse technology, has already shipped more than 100,000 packages spanning across gas, hybrid and electric vehicles, ramping up for a busy 2021.
The distribution center, which only began operations in the fourth quarter of 2020, was able to stock up quickly on fast-moving inventory and says it is continuing to receive inbound containers weekly thanks to its employees’ relentless commitment to operational efficiency. CarParts.com also invested in the company’s capabilities by hiring 12 veterans, whose objective-oriented approach has enabled faster, smoother operations, according to the company.
As America’s car fleet is the oldest in its history and the last year has seen wide e-commerce adoption, demand for CarParts.com’s products will continue to be high, the company estimates. That will make continued operational efficiency at the distribution center critical, and the CarParts.com team is committed to providing the resources it needs to be successful.
The distribution center has been critical to CarParts.com’s ability to ensure its customers can get the right part to the right place as quickly as possible – CarParts.com understands that waiting for the right part is not an option in a country where 85% of people still drive to work.
“We are incredibly proud and grateful for the intelligence, talent, and hard work of our team at the Grand Prairie distribution center,” said CarParts.com’s Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer David Meniane. “They have done exceptional work to get the facility stocked up and prepared to meet tremendous demand quickly. With the recent launch of our shopping hub for the EV community (www.carparts.com/ev), the distribution center will remain an essential player, carrying aftermarket auto parts for gas, electric, and hybrid vehicles, and supporting our mission to serve drivers quickly and effectively for years to come.”