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Yokohama opens Texas distribution center

Aug. 17, 2021
New full-service facility in Wilmer will be used to distribute company’s passenger car and light truck tires, followed by commercial truck, bus products in 2022

Yokohama Tire Corporation has opened its new 430,000 sq-ft distribution center in Wilmer, Texas.

The full-service facility, located about 15 miles southeast of Dallas, is a LEED-certified sustainable building. It will first be used to distribute Yokohama’s passenger car and light truck tires, followed by commercial truck and bus products in 2022, according to Rick Alonzo, Yokohama Tire’s VP of supply chain and logistics.

“Building this modern facility in Wilmer was a strategic decision,” Alonzo said. “It places us closer to our customer base, helping get our products to dealers much faster. That was one of our goals when deciding on the new location.”

Stan Chandgie, Yokohama’s EVP of sales and support, added that “years of exceptional growth fueled the expansion of our distribution network.

“With four full-service distribution centers now in the U.S.—Wilmer, Texas; Chino, California; Groveport, Ohio; and Auburn, Georgia—Yokohama is poised for future growth and takes our existing customer service to the next level.”  

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