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Michelin inaugurates 3 million square foot distribution centre

Michelin inaugurates 3 million square foot distribution centre

29th April 2019 | 0 Comments

A giant new warehouse complex built by Michelin in the USA is now operational and capable of supplying tyres to up to three thousand regional customers. The Michelin Woodruff U70 distribution centre is, at 3 million square feet, the Michelin Group’s largest distribution centre.

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Deldo doubles warehouse capacity

Deldo doubles warehouse capacity

18th February 2019 | 0 Comments

The year has started well for Deldo Autobanden – the Belgium-based tyre wholesaler says its new warehouse in the Port of Antwerp is now finished and operational, and the facility’s entry into service has effectively doubled stock capacity to more than 2 million tyres. According to Deldo, this added capacity is aiding an expansion of its premium as well as budget segment ranges and offers customers throughout Europe an enhanced ‘just-in-time’ service.

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Cooper Tire opens ‘central’ US warehouse

Cooper Tire opens ‘central’ US warehouse

19th November 2018 | 0 Comments

The million square foot (92,900 square metre), centrally-located warehouse that Cooper Tire & Rubber Company erected near three of its factories in the USA is now in operation. The new warehouse in Byhalia, Mississippi employs approximately 100 people and is Cooper’s largest distribution centre nationwide.

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ATD ‘making significant progress’

ATD ‘making significant progress’

29th October 2018 | 0 Comments

American Tire Distributors, Inc. (ATD) has written to customers saying that the company is making “making significant progress with [its] recapitalization process” in a letter published on the firm’s recapitalisation website on 28 October 2018. According to the company, the steps taken “will strengthen our financial position as we continue our successful, game-changing transformation. We have a clear roadmap for the next steps in this process and the support of our key financial stakeholders has us on track to emerge by the end of the year as a stronger company with less debt that is even better positioned to serve our customers.”

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Bridgestone’s Joliette plant to gain automated warehouse

Bridgestone’s Joliette plant to gain automated warehouse

23rd October 2018 | 0 Comments

A new, fully automated warehouse is to be built at the Bridgestone manufacturing facility in Joliette, Canada. Bridgestone Canada Inc. is investing CA$56 million (£32.8 million) in the project, which will give it a maximum storage capacity of 500,000 car and light commercial vehicle tyres once the facility opens in early 2020.

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Bridgestone’s Hungary plant to gain new 10,000m² warehouse

Bridgestone’s Hungary plant to gain new 10,000m² warehouse

11th September 2018 | 0 Comments

Bridgestone intends to invest a further HUF 9.2 billion (£25.3 million) in its Tatabánya tyre factory in Hungary. According to information published by Hungary’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, the investment will cover the construction of a 10,000 square metre warehouse and also facilitate an expansion of production capacity, as announced last year, to 7.2 million tyres per annum by 2020. Hungary’s government will contribute HUF 826 million (£2.3 million) towards the project.

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Nokian Tyres’ US warehouse goes solar

31st August 2018 | 0 Comments

Solar panels installed on the roof of Nokian Tyres’ distribution centre in Vermont, USA have the capacity to more than meet the facility’s entire electricity requirements. The solar equipment’s total annual output is said to be approximately 427,500 kWh, which is 110 per cent of annual usage at the Colchester site. Excess energy will be supplied to the grid.

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New UK warehouse for Liqui Moly

New UK warehouse for Liqui Moly

9th May 2018 | 0 Comments

The German oil and additive specialist Liqui Moly has now significantly improved its delivery times by opening a warehouse of its own in Milton Keynes. “It's important for us to ensure our customers don't have to wait long for their orders arrive,” says Ibrahim Memis, who is responsible at Liqui Moly for trade in the UK.

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ZC Rubber to expand capacity at Thailand plant

ZC Rubber to expand capacity at Thailand plant

13th March 2018 | 0 Comments

ZC Rubber will increase capacity at its Thailand plant, with the expansion online by the end of 2018. The company said the strategic expansion will include increased production of truck and bus, car and OTR tyres. ZC Thailand, the Thai subsidiary of ZC Rubber, opened in 2015 with a production line covering PCR, TBR, OTR and two-wheel tyres.

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Kirkby Tyres’ 80,000sqft central distribution centre expansion nears completion

17th October 2017 | 0 Comments

Kirkby Tyres’ 2017 expansion programme will see its first warehouse completed in December 2017, with the 80,000sqft of new floor space, across nine additional new warehouses, fully operational by March 2018. In total, Kirkby will fit in 2,500 additional tyre racking units, enabling 8.9m high tyre storage facilities. The wholesaler will also add 10 more loading bays to its operation. In order to realise this expansion, Kirkby purchased three acres of land adjacent to its Speke headquarters, allowing it to increase its stock capacity and further improve its logistical operations, and increasing its total footprint to approximately nine acres. Kirkby added that the expansion would require more local personnel to be employed, and enable the company to offer customers a wider range of brands, sizes and applications.

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Lesjöfors Springs acquires 65,000sqft UK distribution centre

Lesjöfors Springs acquires 65,000sqft UK distribution centre

3rd October 2017 | 0 Comments

Lesjöfors Springs has acquired and relocated to a new, purpose-built UK distribution centre at Lindley Moor Road, Huddersfield, West Yorkshire. The company said the move into a 65,000sqft facility has been prompted by continued growth in the automotive aftermarket. The new facility will offer the UK’s leading spring supplier almost 50 per cent more storage capacity than its previous premises, with improved transport links to the motorway network and easy access for heavy goods vehicles.

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Heuver Tyrewholesale readying itself for warehouse completion

Heuver Tyrewholesale readying itself for warehouse completion

4th July 2017 | 0 Comments

According to Bertus Heuver, the construction of a new warehouse facility at Heuver Tyrewholesale’s site in Hardenberg, the Netherlands is “making significant progress.” The director comments that the shape of the 16,000-square metre building is now clearly visible, and adds that the wholesaler has acquired three new forklift trucks in preparation for its completion in September.

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Triangle opening first US warehouse

16th May 2017 | 0 Comments

Triangle Tire USA is opening its first US warehouse in Madison, Tennessee to supply off-the-road (OTR), medium and heavy truck as well as passenger and light truck tyres to its distributors and dealers. The 53,000 square-foot facility allows for future expansion, according to Triangle.

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Cooper Tire distribution centre damaged by tornado

30th January 2017 | 0 Comments

A tyre warehouse and distribution facility leased by Cooper Tire & Rubber in the USA sustained damage during a tornado just over a week ago, and as a result is currently out of operation. The site in Albany, Georgia was damaged on 22 January, and customer orders are being rerouted to other facilities.

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Cooper Tire Europe opens new UK warehouse in Swindon

Cooper Tire Europe opens new UK warehouse in Swindon

14th December 2016 | 0 Comments

Cooper Tire Europe has opened a new 211,000sqft UK warehouse, with the capacity to store 400,000 tyres, in Swindon. Cooper stores Cooper and Avon brand tyres at the Spectrum Building, with the new facility already being fully operational. The Spectrum Building, designed by British architect Norman Foster, first opened in 1982 and was used as a backdrop in the James Bond film A View To A Kill in 1984.

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