Federated Expands Co-Man Warehouse With 87,000-Square-Foot Addition

Federated Expands Co-Man Warehouse With 87,000-Square-Foot Addition

Warehouse now features more than 270,000 square feet of space.

STAUNTON, Va. – The Federated Auto Parts Co-Man warehouse, located in Staunton, Va., has been expanded again with the addition of 87,000 square feet of space. With this addition, Federated says it is also revamping the entire operation, adding more flow pallet racking, conveyers and mezzanine space to improve efficiency and handle the rapid growth. The project is expected to be completed by mid-April.
“Federated’s Co-Man warehouse is a win-win for members and suppliers,” said Larry Pavey, who serves as president of the Co-Man business unit for Federated. “Our Co-Man program allows for collaboration to increase efficiency and effectiveness through the entire transaction chain. For our suppliers, we consolidate volume from approximately 70 members into one order, which saves the suppliers in a number of areas including order processing, warehousing, freight and handling, manufacturing, administration and sales and marketing. For members, the consolidation of more than 65 suppliers into one order allows for inventory efficiency and added sales.”
The Federated Co-Man program began in 1999 when Federated members decided to open a jointly owned warehouse. The operation opened in 2000 with 20,000 square feet of warehouse space and has seen volume grow double digits each year since its inception, expanding numerous times over the years to meet the rapidly growing demand of members. Federated members have Internet access to the Co-Man warehouse to check inventory, place orders, download descriptions, images, attributes and bar code information as well as receive monthly updates with new part numbers and price changes.
The Co-Man program is owned completely by the Federated membership with management decisions and direction made by a council of 12 members who serve on a rotating basis. The Co-Man council is headed by David Wesselman, president of longtime Federated member KOI Warehouse.  
“Most of our members order from Co-Man at least weekly or more often and have better service, increased ROI, lower returns and many other benefits,” Pavey added. “Many of our import direct lines come through our premium North American suppliers so that we can be confident about product design and quality, and can work together to reduce redundant handling costs and inventory investment. We believe that the Federated Co-Man program is truly a win-win collaboration with some of our best suppliers.”

You May Also Like

Meet the January ‘Guess the Car’ Champion: Jake Myers

The correct answer for the January contest was the Toyota C-HR.

Every month, Counterman’s “Guess the Car” contest challenges our readers to solve an automotive riddle, for a chance to win $100. And each month, we receive hundreds of responses from aftermarket professionals trying to guess the model of the vehicle depicted.

The correct answer for the January contest was the Toyota C-HR. (The illustration showed a man approaching a door with the letters “HR” on it.)

AACF Applications Increase 90 Percent in Wake of Wildfires

The Camp Fire destroyed 14,000 residences, displaced thousands and left more than 80 dead and hundreds missing.

wildfire, Camp Fire
Purolator Launches Summer Mail-in Rebate Promotion for Air Filters

The promotion will run through Aug. 31 for all Purolator air and cabin air filters.

Epicor To Demonstrate Augmented Reality eCatalog At AAPEX In Las Vegas

This “Catalog of the Future” enables users to perform inspections, visualize parts and labor information and order replacement components from the service bay, the company says.

Continental Expands Popular Asian, European And Domestic Coverage For VDO Brushless HVAC Motors

The company has added more than 30 new SKUs to its VDO Brushless HVAC Motors line, expanding the company’s coverage to include Audi, Cadillac, Chevrolet, Dodge, Ford, Infiniti, Lexus, and Toyota automobiles and light trucks for model years 2011-’17.

Other Posts

OttoFran And Vast-Auto Family Hold 2017 Annual Convention

The Vast-Auto and OttoFran marketing and sales team held various workshops during which the latest market information, the new banners programs, marketing campaigns and the action plan for 2017-2018 were presented.

Streamlight Introduces Rechargeable KeyMate USB Flashlight

With an off/off button for constant operation, the KeyMate USB has three modes: high (35 lumens); low (16); and strobe (flashes at high lumen level). Featuring LED technology for extreme brightness, the light provides a run time of one hour on high and two hours in both the low and strobe modes.

All-New Ford Expedition Redefines Full-Size SUVs with Adaptable Interior, Smart Technology for Every Occupant

DALLAS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–For today’s active families, Ford introduces the all-new Expedition – the smartest, most capable and most adaptable Expedition ever – with technology to keep every passenger connected, more power for drivers, and more expected towing capability than any other full-size SUV. Related Articles – Coil Conversion Kit For 2001-’05 Audi A6 And Audi allroad

Coil Conversion Kit For 2001-’05 Audi A6 And Audi allroad Quattro

For ride quality, the kit includes new custom-valved, application-specific shock absorbers. The Audi front coil spring assemblies include new upper mounts, Arnott says.