BMW has begun building its new vehicle distribution center at the Port of Galveston in Texas that could improve order-to-delivery times for executive fleet buyers in four states.
The Galveston Vehicle Distribution Center is expected to be fully operational by 2016. The BMW Group plans to import and process approximately 32,500 vehicles annually with a workforce of 40 BMW Group and Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics (WWL) Vehicle Services Americas employees.
The new facility will help serve 45 BMW and MINI dealers in Texas, Oklahoma, Louisiana and Arkansas.
"Rapid delivery to our customers and dealers is a key element to exceptional customer service," said Craig Westbrook, Aftersales VP of BMW North America. "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."
The facility will be owned and operated by WWL Vehicle Services Americas.