Vehicle Distribution Centres
Distribution centres provide strategically well located sites for secure storage, post-production technical enhancements, fleet preparation and stock management. They can be located at the factory, at a port or inland depending on the strategic needs of the manufacturers.
Technical enhancements include late configuration (installation of radios, alarms, sunroofs or leather fitment and specification upgrades) and pre-sale preparation (security etching, Pre-Delivery Inspection, licensing and fuelling).
Late configuration allows the manufacturers to import a reduced number of model variants whilst still giving the end-user ultimate choice. Preparation of leasing and daily rental fleet is typically done at the distribution centre. This provides a consistent quality level as well as a more cost effective solution than preparation and delivery from the local dealership network.