Yokohama Tire Corp. announced it will be opening a new 430,000-square-foot distribution center in Wilmer, Texas, about 15 miles southeast of Dallas. The state-of-the-art, full-service facility is expected to open in summer. It will first be used to distribute Yokohama’s OE tires, followed by passenger car/light truck and commercial truck/bus products in 2022. Yokohama has three other distribution centers in the U.S.: Chino, California; Groveport, Ohio; and Auburn, Georgia.
“Yokohama is customer-focused, so we are always looking for ways to minimize the amount of time from when an order is placed to when we can deliver it to a dealer,” said Rick Alonzo, Yokohama Tire’s vice president of supply chain & logistics. “One of our biggest goals is to elevate our customer service and the new location in Texas will accomplish that. “We’ll have better control of having the right products in the right place at the right time, which is a huge benefit for dealers.”
Alonzo added that Wilmer is an ideal location for the new warehouse. “Strategically, southeast Texas – the Dallas/Ft. Worth area – aligns perfectly for expanding our distribution network and allowing quicker delivery to more dealers.”