Yokohama Opens New Distribution Center

Aug. 16, 2021

Yokohama Tire Corp. has opened a new distribution center near Dallas, Texas.

The 430,000-square-foot distribution center in Wilmer, Texas, is located about 15 miles southeast of Dallas.

Initially. it will be used to distribute Yokohama's passenger and light truck tires.

Medium truck and bus ties will be added to the inventory in 2022, says Rick Alonzo, Yokohama’s vice president of supply chain and logistics.

“Building this modern facility in Wilmer was a strategic decision,” says Alonzo. “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.”

The facility s LEED-certified, verifying its status as a best-in-class sustainable building. 

Stan Chandgie, Yokohama’s executive vice president of sales and support, says, “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, Calif.; Groveport, Ohio; and Auburn, Ga. - Yokohama is poised for future growth and takes our existing customer service to the next level.”