CarParts.com, Inc. announced plans to open its sixth distribution center in Jacksonville, Fl. in Q1 of 2022. The Jacksonville distribution center will add 150 full-time positions and an additional 180,000 square feet to CarParts.com's more than 1 million square feet of warehouse space nationwide.
"The city of Jacksonville is perfectly positioned to support the massive southeastern market and our new warehouse will play a key role in helping us keep its drivers on the road with confidence," said CarParts.com's Chief Operating Officer David Meniane. "The Jacksonville distribution center will let us cover 55% of the country with 1-day shipping and over 98% of the country with a 2-day transit time including both the Miami and Atlanta metropolitan areas. Jacksonville has a talented workforce and its proximity to the port also increases efficiencies and decreases lead times. In the first quarter of this year, we grew revenues 65% and our continued investment in our supply chain will help us further disrupt the auto industry."
In addition to the will call area servicing online and commercial customers, the new distribution center will include state-of-the-art equipment and technology, a photo studio and more. This investment comes on the heels of CarParts.com's recent announcement to expand its Grand Prairie, Texas location. These two new facilities will increase revenue capacity and support the company's annual compounded growth target of 20% to 25%.
"We're grateful CarParts.com has selected Jacksonville as the home of its newest distribution center, bringing new jobs and economic opportunities to our community," said Mayor Lenny Curry. "Jacksonville is experiencing tremendous growth and we are happy to welcome yet another outstanding company. We look forward to a long and prosperous partnership with CarParts.com."
The Jacksonville distribution center will stock and allow for expansion of several key auto part categories, including mechanical, replacement and CAPA-certified collision parts. From CarParts.com's own premium brands like TrueDrive™, DriveWire™, DriveMotive™, JC Whitney™ and SureStop®, to well-known domestic and European brands such as Moog, Raybestos, Monroe, TRW, Beck/Arnley, Bestop and Curt, the new distribution center will be filled with a vast variety of install-ready parts to keep drivers across the U.S. on the road.