China Manufacturers Alliance L.L.C. (CMA) plans to open a distribution center before year-end in Memphis, Tenn., its first in North America for both replacement and original equipment customers.
The facility will be more than 150,000 square feet in size, CMA said. It will warehouse and distribute Double Coin truck and bus radial tires and radial off-the-road tires. Future Double Coin products also may be distributed from the warehouse, the firm said.
``Acquiring this new Memphis distribution center was necessary to support Double Coin's rapid growth in North America and will help us continue providing industry-leading service to our customers,'' CMA said.
The company leases a warehouse in Urbana, Ohio, but that facility services primarily OE customers. Both the Memphis and Urbana facilities will support container-direct deliveries.
Memphis was selected because of its central location and inland port operations. ``Additional warehouses and locations will be considered in the future to further support Double Coin's commitment to our North American customers,'' the company said.