TNT Logistics North America (Brampton, Ontario, Canada), supplier of supply chain services to the automotive industry, was awarded operation of a second inbound manufacturing support facility for the Chrysler Group assembly plant in Brampton, Ont. In addition to other product lines, this plant now builds the all-new 2006 Dodge Charger.
This operation provides a variety of logistics support and parts sequencing services to the Chrysler Group. It adds 98,000 square feet of logistics support space that complements the 320,000 square-foot facility that TNT has already been operating in the area for the car manufacturer. With the growing complexity of product lines and the launch of the all-new 2006 Dodge Charger, Chrysler Group and TNT management jointly determined that more warehouse space would be needed, along with a third shift at the existing operation.
TNT was able to locate a nearby, partially completed facility and finished it to the Chrysler Group’s specifications in about six weeks. The second operation added 110 employees to the area. TNT Logistics North America has served many of the Chrysler Group’s assembly plants since 1988 and currently provides a variety of network transportation and plant support logistics activities in Auburn Hills, Mich.; Brampton, Ont.; Chatham, Ont., Portage, Ind.; Southfield, Mich.; and Mount Juliet, Tenn.