|BMW Goes Big-Time at Port of Galveston|
|by Tom McGregor||Wed, Apr 22, 2015, 01:53 AM|
BMW Group plans to build a massive distribution center at the Port of Galveston to import its vehicles into the USA.
The Houston Chronicle reports that, "The BMW Group is building a vehicle distribution center at the Port of Galveston to serve 45 dealerships in Texas, Oklahoma, Louisiana and Arkansas, the company announced Tuesday. A news release said the facility, owned and operated by WWL Vehicle Services Americas under BMW Group on-site management, will receive its first shipment of cars early next year:"
Craig Westbrook, VP of after-sales BMW North America, is quoted as saying that, "Once fully operational, the new Port of Galveston Vehicle Distribution Center will enable us to receive, prepare and deliver vehicles to the Southern Region even more quickly than before.”
According to the Houston Chronicle, "The BMW Group broke ground today at the future site of a new Vehicle Distribution Center at the Port of Galveston. BMW is expanding its vehicle distribution network to southeastern Texas to better serve the 45 BMW and MINI dealers within four states (Texas, Oklahoma, Louisiana and Arkansas) that make up a part of the Southern Region. Craig Westbrook, Vice President – Aftersales, BMW of North America, Jim Goldsmith, Vehicle Processing and Distribution Department Head, BMW of North America, John Felitto, President of Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics Vehicle Services Americas and Benjamin Holland, Chairperson, Port of Galveston were on hand to help break ground for the new facility."
The facility is scheduled to open in 2016.
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