Minneapolis - Polaris Inc. announced the grand opening of its first multi-brand distribution center in Fernley, NV. The 475,000 square-foot facility will support Polaris’ growing Aftermarket, Parts, Garments, & Accessories (Aftermarket, PG&A) businesses by providing additional capacity, improving delivery speed and customer service and optimizing operations.
Early operations and initial shipments began last month at the facility located just 30 miles east of Reno. The Fernley location offers an experienced workforce and access to prime transportation routes allowing Polaris to enhance customer and dealer service within the western region of the United States.
“We are thrilled to be a part of the Fernley and greater Nevada communities,” Steve Eastman, president of Aftermarket, PG&A at Polaris, said. “The addition of a western region distribution center to support our growing portfolio of brands and customers is an important strategic investment for the company. From initial concept through construction, this state-of-the-art facility has been designed to elevate service to our customers while leveraging innovative technology and impressive local talent to efficiently support an expansive range of products and brands.”
As Polaris’ first multi-brand distribution center, the Fernley facility will serve Polaris, Transamerican Auto Parts and Kolpin customers. Similar to other Polaris distribution centers, the facility’s automated footprint provides flexible operations while supporting speed, quality and safety.
“We are pleased to welcome Polaris to the City of Fernley,” Fernley Mayor Roy Edgington, said. “The company’s innovative facility is a great addition to our community that will have a positive impact on our economic growth and development.”
Construction on the distribution center was completed within 12 months and was performed by Ryan Companies US Inc. The new distribution center currently employees 50 employees with plans to employ up to 100 at full capacity.