The Mercedes-Benz Parts Consolidation is a 935,000-square-foot facility that supports the Mercedes C-Class expansion efforts, including production of the redesigned 2015 C-Class, their best-selling model series.
The Perfect Plan
Awarded with only a 10-month schedule, this design-build project was planned and delivered on time utilizing a zero-float schedule. The BL Harbert team managed this project with a unique approach to schedule, safety, quality control, owner coordination, subcontractor coordination, and internal management in order to exceed the expectations of this world-class client. The Logistics Center handles approximately 2.9 million parts per day and employs 600 people; it streamlines Mercedes’ logistics operations and supports the receiving, handling, and sequencing of parts for the M-Class and GL-Class SUVs, R-Class crossover, and C-Class sedan currently in production. With only 10 months from groundbreaking to ribbon cutting, this project was delivered quickly but without compromise to safety, quality, or the client’s ultimate vision.
A significant factor that helped us maintain the schedule was the use of a helicopter to install the rooftop air handlers. What would have taken a 400-ton crane seven days to complete, BL Harbert performed with one helicopter, setting 18 units in 115 minutes.