Gulfstream has moved its European customer support parts distribution centre from London, UK, to near Amsterdam, the Netherlands.
The new centre adjacent to Amsterdam Airport Schiphol houses high-usage items and provides timely support to company-authorised maintenance facilities in the European Union (EU).
“We made this move to ensure the continued speedy delivery of parts and materials to customers in the EU,” said Derek Zimmerman, president, Gulfstream Customer Support. “In preparation for Brexit, we began moving parts from our London Heathrow-area distribution centre into Amsterdam several months ago. The Amsterdam location is fully operational, and we have already transitioned more than US$20m in inventory. All stock in Amsterdam is customs-cleared into the EU, allowing for faster access to parts.
“Our customers traveling through or based in the UK will continue to receive support from our company-owned London-Luton Airport service centre, which has a parts inventory of more than US$45m. Parts supply and availability in the UK remain a high priority for our organisation as the larger European market evolves.”
Gulfstream’s new European parts hub near Amsterdam is approximately 25,000ft². The facility, located in the Fokker Logistics Park, is expected to have approximately US$28m in inventory by the end of 2019. Gulfstream’s partner in this operation is Crane Worldwide Logistics, which provides the warehouse space and handles logistics services. Gulfstream maintains a worldwide spare parts inventory of more than US$1.6bn.