TROY, Mich.—U.S. engine products and drive systems supplier Dayco has expanded its operations in Southeast Asia and Australia in an effort to support automotive growth in the region.
In Australia, the company expanded its warehouse in Hallam, Victoria, by more than 10,760 square feet and upgraded the unit with transporter access bays and internal modernizations, Dayco said in a July 26 statement.
The expansion, according to Dayco, has been carried out "to support the addition of more than 4,000 new Dayco SKU's to the company's automotive aftermarket product range."
Dayco said the expanded warehouse would support its planned introduction of an industrial engine belt range among other new products.
Separately, Dayco saidt it had set up a new sales unit in Singapore and a warehouse in the country's Penjuru region in response to automotive aftermarket growth in the region.
The new warehouse will supply V-belts, Poly V-belts, timing belts, tensioners and pulleys for both passenger and commercial vehicles to the market.
"Dayco is responding to the increasing demands of automotive repairers and re-sellers throughout the region," said Arnold Mouw, vice president for the Asia-Pacific aftermarket.
Yong Kee Ng was named as the region's business development manager in 2017, while Jeannette Loh has been appointed to head the local customer service operation.