Hornsby Tire Distributors Inc., an independent regional wholesale tire distributor with headquarters in Dothan, Ala., is expanding into the Birmingham market.
Operations in Birmingham began on Aug. 13, 2012, and in less than three years the company has tripled its geographic footprint. Hornsby Tire Distributors has acquired David Tire Co., which began operations in Birmingham in 1947.
The expansion gives Hornsby Tire Distributors a third distribution center within the state of Alabama, and will allow the company to leverage additional efficiencies across the entire state and into its other markets in Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, and Tennessee.
“This was a significant strategic opportunity for us that will enable further growth for our company in the both the Birmingham metro area and surrounding central Alabama markets,” said Hornsby Tire Distributors president Steve Mattis.
“Our immediate priority is to ensure a seamless transition for the existing David Tire Co. dealer base. We will build upon the extensive and successful history of David Tire Co. as we work to build our own identity in the market.”
Hornsby Tire Distributors was founded in 1967. The company carries a wide variety of product offerings across passenger, light truck, medium truck, OTR, agriculture, and commercial applications.
Last year the company expanded into the Huntsville, Ala. market.