Pirelli opens warehouse in Georgia

Dec. 11, 2004

Pirelli Tire North America has opened a new warehousing facility near Atlanta in association with its newly appointed logistics partner, Kuehne + Nagel.

Destined to house more than $35 million of tire inventory, the new warehouse is ideally located -- not only for Pirelli´s MIRS (Modular Integrated Robotized System) consumer tire plant in Rome, Ga., but

also for the 2000-plus containers of Pirelli tires that annually arrive from European and South American factories through the port of Savannah, Ga.

"We have a solidly growing business in North America, particularly in the Southeast, so our Georgia location is really working for us," said Guy Mannino, Pirelli´s CEO and president. "This new warehouse is part of Pirelli´s new ´Logistics and Customer Care Action Plan´ targeted to enhance our total client service.

"In particular, this initiative is geared to improving service to our customers across the eastern United States."

Georgia Governor Sonny Perdue said the new investment confirms

Pirelli´s growing commitment to the Georgia economy.