ROME, Ga. (Dec. 13, 2004)–Pirelli Tire North America Inc. and its logistics partner Kuehne + Nagel International have opened a distribution center southeast of Atlanta to service customers throughout the eastern U.S.
The warehouse, in McDonough, Ga., is situated to serve not only Pirelli's factory in nearby Rome, Ga., but also to receive more than 2,000 containers of tires from Pirelli factories in Europe and South America shipped through the port of Savannah, Ga., Pirelli said. McDonough is about 20 miles southeast of Atlanta along Interstate 75.
The 247,000-sq.-ft. facility is designed to house more than $35 million worth of inventory, Pirelli said.
“This new warehouse is part of Pirelli's new 'Logistics and Customer Care Action Plan' targeted to enhance our total client service,” said Guy Mannino, president and CEO of PTNA. “In particular, this initiative is geared to improving service to our customers across the eastern U.S.”