July 23, 2014
Yokohama Tire Corporation (YTC) announced Wednesday the company is moving its Western Region Distribution center from its 380,000-square-foot warehouse facility in Fullerton, Calif. to a newly constructed 658,000-square-foot facility in Chino, about 22 miles away.
The move is expected to be completed late this year.
“We prospered in Fullerton for almost three decades and appreciate all the support the community gave us,” Tom Masuguchi, YTC’s chief strategy officer, says. “The new Western Region Distribution Center in Chino ushers in a new era for Yokohama, not only in terms of growth, but also strategy, and it’s only the beginning” said Masuguchi.
“In addition to infrastructure advantages, we will be breaking ground with new processes for servicing our customers, filling orders, and distributing inventory throughout our four distribution centers in the country. The new facility will be the cornerstone of the future of our U.S. distribution network.”
The new Western Region Distribution Center, located in the county of San Bernardino, is designed to hold tires at more than twice the capacity of the existing warehouse and bring together both full-time and contract labor. It will be used to distribute Yokohama’s products consisting of passenger car/truck, commercial truck and OTR (Off-the-Road) tires.