RACINE, Wis. — (April 12, 2011) — To expedite delivery of its remanufactured products to equipment dealers throughout North America, CNH today announced the opening of a remanufactured parts distribution center within its 260,000-square-foot CNH Reman operations facility in Springfield, Mo.
The distribution center will support Case IH, Case Construction Equipment, New Holland Agriculture, New Holland Construction, Kobelco and Fiat Powertrain Technologies (FPT) dealerships in North America, by shipping high-priority remanufactured products such as those with specialized or unique configurations, directly from the Springfield plant to dealers. The new facility further leverages the capabilities of the CNH North American parts distribution network, which will continue to stock and fulfill dealer parts orders, including most CNH Reman parts.
"We want to meet the needs of our customers with the right remanufactured products, delivered at the right time," notes Scott Harris, Vice President of Sales and Marketing, CNH Parts & Service, North America. "By having the CNH Reman distribution center at the Springfield facility, we can more quickly configure products for specific customer requirements, and expedite high-priority shipments to our dealers. This will significantly improve our response time on critical orders."
Since the 2009 launch of CNH Reman, a joint venture between CNH and Springfield Remanufacturing Corp. (SRC), the company has expanded the depth of its remanufactured product offering across five major product lines: engines and components, drivelines and components, rotating electrical, electronics and hydraulics.
"As we continue to expand our remanufacturing operations in Springfield as well as our overall product offering, full product support is essential," notes Harris. "When a customer needs service it’s got to be there. We are aligning our production and distribution strategies to do just that."
CNH sees remanufactured products as an opportunity for dealers to help equipment owners and operators achieve greater productivity while lowering their total cost of ownership.
Additional benefits for equipment owners include:
- High quality assemblies and components, offered at a reduced price and with a competitive warranty.
- Increased efficiencies and productivity due to reduced repair times—which benefits both customers and dealers, especially during peak seasons when downtime can be especially costly.
- An "eco-friendly" solution that supports sustainable development.
The CNH Reman joint venture encompasses the industry's foremost remanufacturing resources: CNH with its extensive product knowledge and dedicated dealer network, and SRC with its remanufacturing operations and capabilities.
SRC has a long history with CNH that dates back to 1983, when employees purchased an International Harvester remanufacturing plant. Within the last two years, the CNH Reman joint venture has evolved into a full-scale remanufacturing and services company that today employs nearly 95 workers. The facility also serves as home to the CNH Reman Technical Center, which delivers personalized phone support to dealers who offer CNH Original remanufactured products.