Hankook opens fifth US warehouse
Hankook Tire America has officially opened a new distribution centre in New Jersey, reports Tire Review. The new 400-000-square-foot warehouse is Hankook’s fifth in the US – the others are located in Tennessee, Texas, Illinois and California – and it will service customers in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions. The centre’s opening ceremony was attended by some 100 guests, including Hankook Tire America President Soo Il Lee, Frank Gambatese, the mayor of South Brunswick, and Hankook dealers and employees.
The facility can hold approximately 610,000 passenger, light truck/SUV and medium truck tyres, and is located close to major metropolitan centres such as New York City, Philadelphia and Washington, D.C., and area shipping ports, making it ideal for Hankook’s dealers and shippers. “This facility’s increased storage capacity and ideal location, with convenient access to the area’s major metropolitan centres and ports, will allow us to better serve our customers and fulfill orders more efficiently,” said Soo. “Providing exceptional service to our customers is very important to us, and this new facility is a clear commitment to that dedication.”