Atlanta, Georgia – Porsche Cars North America (PCNA) has announced that it plans to open a Northeast Regional Support Center in 2009 in Pennsylvania’s Lehigh Valley. The company said that the move will improve customer service by increasing operating efficiency “across the board”; the location is less than 112 km from both Philadelphia and New York City.

The 12,077-square-metre facility, which has room to grow by an additional 2,972 square metres, will also be home to a Porsche Academy Training Center, the company’s Area East Office, and a new Northeast Parts Distribution Center. When fully operational, the facility will employ 35 people, 20 of whom will be new employees. Construction is expected to begin this fall; the building will be LEED certified for environmental sensitivity.

“The time it takes to get parts to Porsche dealers in the Northeastern United States and Eastern Canada will be greatly reduced, and at the same time, the cost to ship will decrease,” said Rob Nemchik, General Manager Porsche Logistics. “In addition, Porsche will realize the positive synergies of combining three departments in one location, something already established at our facility in Ontario (California) with a great deal of success.” Porsche currently operates two other parts distribution centres in Atlanta and in Ontario, California.

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