Arctic, the leader of the local home appliances market, opens a regional spare parts hub in Arges County that will serve 23 countries, as part of the Arçelik Group’s development strategy in Romania and in the region.
Thus, our country will play a key role as an important white good’s spare parts logistics center in Europe.
Located in Cateasca, Arges County, near the Pitești-Bucharest highway, the new warehouse has an area of 10,000 square meters and a storage capacity of 11,500 cubic meters. It became fully operational in March, hosting offices and functional areas for the new employees.
In the first phase, the hub will serve 15 European Union and 8 non-EU countries. The network will expand to include other European countries in the future.
“The new regional hub in Arges is another proof of our commitment to Romania and of the special significance the country holds for the Arçelik Group. Romania has a strategic role, at the intersection of three major markets, which makes it ideal both as a production hub and as an important center for coordinating logistics activities. At the same time, the opening of this warehouse is in line with our sustainability strategy, which focuses on reliable products with a high degree of rehabilitation and a reduction in the carbon footprint”, Arctic Chief Executive Officer Murat Büyükerk declared.
The hub will significantly improve the speed and quality of company services in the region. Delivery times will be reduced by an average of 14 days (for Romania and all abroad customers). The warehouse represents an advantage for the domestic market, which will thus have fast access to important stocks of spare parts, positively impacting the activity of the Arctic service network.
The center will provide spare parts for all products sold by Arctic and Arçelik, mainly for the refrigerators, washing machines (dishes and laundry) and air conditioners categories. The parts come from the two Arctic factories in Romania, Gaesti and Ulmi, five Arçelik factories in Turkey and outsource from China.