Bridgestone expands warehouses to enhance operations in North Amercia

Bridgestone expands warehouses to enhance operations in North Amercia

Bridgestone Americas, will expand warehouses at two of its U.S. passenger and light truck tyre manufacturing facilities: Aiken County, South Carolina and Wilson, North Carolina. The total investment of approximately $72 million will enhance operational excellence and further increase the company’s ability to serve North American tyre dealers and customers.

The new warehouse expansion in Aiken will be 272,000 square feet, and the Wilson expansion will be 288,000 square feet. The new facilities are expected to open in 2020. This investment builds upon current and ongoing expansions of both plants.

“With their strategic locations and increased capability, the new warehouses will enable the company to reduce transportation costs and shorten time-to-market to meet customer demands across North America,” said Brad Blizzard, executive director, logistics, Bridgestone Americas.

“These expansions will further strengthen our distribution footprint in the U.S. and improve our ability to get the right tires to the right place with speed and accuracy,” said Erik Seidel, president, consumer replacement tire sales, U.S. and Canada, Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations. “We are committed to being an indispensable business partner to our customers and continue to look for new opportunities across our supply chain to better meet their needs.”

 

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