Develon opens new parts distribution centre in Brazil

Develon, formerly known as Doosan Construction Equipment, and a supplier of wheel loaders, excavators and ADTs to the mining sector, has opened a new Parts Distribution Centre (PDC) for the Brazilian market at Jundiaí, close to the city of São Paulo. Jundiaí was chosen not only for its proximity to São Paulo, but also for its easy access to main airports such as Congonhas, Guarulhos and Viracopos and the sea port of Santos. The new facility in Jundiaí is the first in South America and the eleventh worldwide as Develon looks to continue its Global PDC Footprint expansion strategy.

Speaking at the opening of the new PDC, Young-cheul Cho, CEO of HD Hyundai Infracore (HDI), the parent company of Develon, said: “Today, it is my greatest pleasure to be here with all of our distinguished partners for the opening of our new PDC. We value Brazil to the utmost and its importance is growing more and more, along with its great potential in terms of both its people and its natural resources. Having seen the growing opportunities in this country, we are here today to fulfil our promise made two years ago to our staff and customers to open the new PDC in the country.”

The new PDC will play a crucial role in Develon’s expansion in Brazil, ensuring parts are quickly available for customers throughout the country, via the company’s network of dealers. Occupying an area of ​​1,988 m², the new PDC has involved an initial investment of over $2 million, not including the value of the stock, with the goal of establishing an inventory of 12,000 items in 2024 to reduce delivery times by 70%.

Cho continued: “This event is very meaningful for me since it is not only celebrating the opening of the facility but it shows how much our company with the new DEVELON brand is dedicated to the Brazilian market. I believe we are building a new path together that clearly reflects our unwavering dedication to progress and advance in Brazil. I promise that we, with our partners and our new president, Kiwung Kim, and passionate HDI people in the office, we will overcome any challenges there are together and make a very positive difference here in Brazil.”