08 January 2013

JLG Industries Opens Newly Renovated Distribution Center in Indaiatuba, Brazil

- Investment underscores ongoing commitment to Latin America
- 11,200 m2 facility includes a renovated warehouse 
- Includes two new parts & service call centers and new training area

07 January 2013 - JLG Industries, Inc. debuted its newly renovated distribution center in Indaiatuba, Brazil. JLG is an Oshkosh Corporation company and a leading manufacturer of aerial work platforms and telescopic material handlers.

The investment JLG has made in the Indaiatuba distribution center underscores the company’s ongoing commitment to Latin America,” said Tim Morris, JLG Industries senior vice president sales, market development and customer support – Americas. “We are now better positioned to support our customers as they take advantage of the many growth opportunities that are transforming Latin American into such an attractive and important market.” 

“The distribution center also demonstrates, in a very concrete way, JLG’s commitment to Brazil and the local Indaiatuba economy,” said Marcio Cardoso, JLG Industries vice president of sales and aftermarket – South America. “As Brazil prepares to host the 2014 World Cup and 2016 Olympic Games, we are anticipating tremendous infrastructure improvements in the region. We have increased our workforce in Indaiatuba by 40 percent, recruiting local talent and investing $2.9 million in human capital that will support our customers with innovative products and services as they take advantage of the opportunities these improvements present.” 

The 11,200-square-meter facility includes a renovated warehouse that accommodates a significantly larger parts inventory. Accessing those parts is much easier, thanks to a unique selection system. 

JLG is the first company in Brazil to deploy the shuttle order picking solution in a distribution facility,” said Donnell Mata, JLG Industries director of product support-Latin America. “This cutting-edge technology supports efficient business operations by expediting the picking process and enabling our employees to fill orders at a significantly increased speed. At the same time, our increased parts inventory contributes to improved fill rates for our customers.” 

The updated facility also includes two new parts and service call centers, which improve customer support and service by providing direct access to JLG to place orders and resolve service issues. The center also houses a new training area that will introduce rental and construction companies to JLG products and provide equipment operation and maintenance instruction. 

In addition to JLG customers, the Indaiatuba community is also benefitting from JLG’s expanded presence in the area. On Nov. 10, employees at the Brazil Distribution Center helped remodel a children’s shelter in Indaiatuba. Meanwhile, JLG equipment is helping build two million homes for low-income families across Brazil as part of the Minha Casa, Minha Vida public works project. 

JLG Industries, Inc. is the world’s leading designer, manufacturer and marketer of access equipment. It has manufacturing facilities in China, the United States, Belgium, Romania, and one in France, and sales and service support across six continents. 

Source: JLG