VANCOUVER, British Columbia — Huayi Tire Canada Inc., importer and distributor of the Double Coin tire brand, has opened a tire distribution center in Vancouver, its first warehouse in Canada.
"Vancouver is the first point of entry for Asian products into North America, and it is the perfect location to open our first OTR and commercial truck tire distribution center," said John Hagg, vice president of sales and operations for Huayi Tire Canada.
Mr. Hagg called the distribution center — with capacity to inventory 15,000 truck, bus and OTR tires — the "backbone of our expansion beyond our factory container-direct program.
"Our mission is to support the immediate needs of our commercial tire dealers as well," he said. A container of tires can take 90 days or longer to get to a customer.
"Our new Vancouver facility will get commercial and OTR tires to them much sooner — within seven to 10 days, even to our customers in the eastern provinces."
Shanghai Huayi Co. Ltd., parent of Double Coin Tires Co. Ltd., established Huayi Tire Canada in late 2016 in Markham, Ontario, to handle distribution of its Double Coin, Duraturn, Dynatrail and Bluestar tire brands in Canada.