BOLINGBROOK, Ill. (March 1, 2016) — Alliance Tire Americas has opened a distribution center in Bolingbrook, a western suburb of Chicago, to improve service to farm and industrial OTR customers in the Midwestern U.S. and central Canada.
The 80,000-sq.-ft. warehouse is Alliance Tire's fifth distribution center in North America. It's capable of stocking hundreds of Alliance-, Galaxy- and Primex-brand OTR tires and Aeolus-brand truck tires.
“With its central Midwestern location, our new warehouse is ideally located to serve the North American farm tire market, as well as meet the strong construction and industrial OTR tire demand in the region,” said Alliance Tire Americas President Jim Clark.
“We have selected an area that will allow convenient ‘will-call pick-up opportunities for our partners and dealers within easy driving distance of the facility.”
Alliance will stock more than 165 SKUs at the new facility, Mr. Clark said, in an attempt to meet the “diverse needs” of its dealers and customers in the area.
The company will employ 10 at the new facility; Alliance uses third-party logistics partners for deliveries.
Alliance's other North American warehouses are in Memphis; Houston; Parkesburg, Pa.; and Pomona, Calif., the latter of which opened in March 2015.
The new warehouse has ready access to Interstates 55 and 355.