Throughout its history, the company has traded in original equipment for the production of vehicles and trailers. Later, the range was supplemented by parts for repairs that reflect the vehicle’s current value.
The spare parts business has been playing an increasingly important role since the late 1990s. The new building was necessary in order to centralise the various spare parts warehouses previously located throughout Austria. The right parts were always in stock, but often in the wrong location. Therefore, the decision was made to build a central distribution warehouse.
One of the main requirements of the new warehouse: it had to handle 75 to 80 % of all Austrian parts deliveries. Fahrzeugbedarf Kotz accounts for 90 % of its sales with around 5,000 parts from the product portfolio. Nevertheless, category B and C parts must also be available in the warehouse. Therefore, the design of the warehouse had to be tailored precisely to these needs and other specific requirements of the spare parts business for commercial vehicles.
Fahrzeugbedarf Kotz decided to handle the organisation and supervision of the construction project in-house. This decision allowed them to remain informed about every detail. In order to avoid dealing with individual contractors, they were looking for a full-service supplier. The decision was quickly made in favour of Jungheinrich. Our experiences with Jungheinrich were extremely positive. We received a complete carefree package,” explains Andreas Rappold, CEO at Fahrzeugbedarf Kotz & Co. KG.