Atlas Copco Compressors recently opened a new distribution center in Rock Hill, S.C., which, the company said, will help ensure 24-hour delivery of in-stock parts to customers across North America.
“Through our new distribution center in South Carolina, we have the capability to deliver spare parts within 24 hours or less if that’s what the customer needs,” said Paul Hense, president of Atlas Copco Compressors. “Our customers no longer have to worry about overseas shipping or potential delays in customs — they know they’ll get the parts they need the next morning, significantly reducing any downtime they’ll be experiencing.”
The distribution center is staffed by more than 30 full-time employees, managing the shipping of about 1,000 order lines per day.
The opening coincides with Atlas Copco’s North American headquarters relocation to Rock Hill from Westfield, Mass. The distribution center is part of an 187,000-square-foot facility, consisting of corporate offices, manufacturing and distribution space for Atlas Copco portable and stationary compressors. The facility will be used for the production of compressors for multi-brands within Atlas Copco.
The facility is designed for flexibility allowing for entire production lines to be changed from screw compressors to piston compressors within hours.