Bochum: European Hub for Spare Parts




„Spare parts logistics are one of our key competences.“

— Peter Christian Küspert, Vice President Sales & Aftersales Opel Group




The spare parts distribution center:

Area:  95,000 m2

Completion Date:  2017

Capacity: More than 100,000 different part items will be stored in the new distribution.

Investition:  €60 million

Opel is building in Bochum: The company will erect a new building complex on the Opel site in Bochum-Langendreer. 700 employees will look after European spare parts supply from 2017. The groundbreaking ceremony for the project, which represents General Motors’ biggest single investment worldwide in spare parts logistics, took place in February 4th. Peter Christian Küspert, Vice President Sales & Aftersales Opel Group, Murat Yaman, Chairman of the Bochum employee’s representation, Prof. Dr. Rolf Heyer, Managing Director of “Bochum Perspektive 2022” and two high-ranking political guests: the Minister of Economics of North Rhine-Westphalia Garrelt Duin and Bochum’s Lory Mayor Thomas Eiskirch.

“Spare parts logistics are one of our key competences,” emphasized Peter Christian Küspert. “Ensuring fast and smooth parts supply for Opel drivers is an important component of customer satisfaction.”

An area of 10 hectares, which is equivalent to the size of a dozen football pitches, needs to be cleared to make way for the new building. In the next step, the site will then be filled in with 190,000 m3 of earth. Finally, shelving systems with a total length of 13,500 meters will be installed.



Big investment: Opel will erect a new spare parts distribution center in Bochum.


Last update February 2016