Mumbai, May 8 (PTI) Swedish luxury car maker Volvo Cars today launched its first parts warehousing facility at Bhiwandi in Thane district, to support the growing demand for parts across its dealerships in India.

The warehouse established in strategic alliance with transport and logistics services provider DSV will support growing demand for parts across dealerships, thereby reducing the waiting time for customers, a release said.

“The opening of our national parts warehouse in India will provide world-class customer service and support our ambition of doubling segment share by 2020. With DSV as our partners, I am confident we will reduce turnaround time for our customers,” Volvo Car India managing director Charles Frump was quoted a saying in the release.

Volvo Cars India product portfolio comprises sedan S60 and S90, cross country V40, V90 and S60, SUVs XC60 and XC90 and hatchback V40.

The luxury car maker had reported a 28 per cent jump in sales at 2,029 units in 2017 in India, against 1,585 units sold in 2016.

“The warehouse increases liquidity at the dealers and enables them to concentrate on customers,” Frump said.

Volvo Cars, which begins its Indian operations in 2007, has dealerships across 19 locations in India.

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