SIMI VALLEY, Calif. (Jan. 31, 2002) — Am-Pac Tire Distributors Inc., franchiser of the Tire Pros name/program and a member of the American Car Care Centers Inc. marketing group, is opening a 50,000-sq.-ft. warehouse in Memphis, Tenn., Feb. 4.
From that area, the new facility will cover the Memphis area, southeast and northeast Arkansas, and Tennessee. The Simi Valley, Calif.- based company's distribution center in Little Rock, Ark., will remain open. Delbert Hale, Am-Pac's regional manager for Arkansas and Tennessee, said the new facility will allow the company to enhance distribution to better serve its dealers in that geographic area.
The latest addition gives Am-Pac 21 warehouses in the U.S.
Am-Pac is a wholly owned subsidiary of Itochu Corp. of Tokyo, which purchased Aspen Enterprises Inc. and its Tire Pros´ assets in 1999. It is a distributor of Michelin, Uniroyal, BFGoodrich, Bridgestone, Firestone, Dayton, American, Pirelli, Dunlop, Ohtsu, Jupiter, Hi-Life and General brands.
Am-Pac has 220 franchises and did $240 million in sales in 2001.