Isuzu Australia Limited (IAL) has invested in a new 15,000 square metre warehouse facility in Brisbane, to better serve the parts requirements of Isuzu customers in northern Australia. As well as providing these customers with faster and more efficient parts availability, the new facility will also service the South Pacific region including the rapidly expanding Papua New Guinea market. IAL will maintain its existing 12,000 square metre Melbourne warehouse to service the southern states. IAL Director - IT, Engine & Parts Operations, Peter Rutkis, said new infrastructure was required to meet the needs of the company's rapidly-expanding parts operations. "Isuzu has been Australian Truck Market sales leader for 24 consecutive years and as such there are a tremendous number of our trucks on the roads," Mr Rutkis said. "The sales concentration of these vehicles has also shifted in recent years with increasing numbers being sold in Queensland; given this it made sound business sense to develop a site in Brisbane to accommodate these customers as well as offering our customers in the South Pacific with a vastly improved service. "Trucks aside, adding to our expanded warehouse requirements are increasing sales of our industrial and marine engine ranges. "Overall the facility is ideal for Isuzu's strategic growth both domestically and throughout the broader region." The new warehouse is expected to be up and running late in the second quarter of the year.