MONROVIA, Calif. (Oct. 24, 2007) — China Manufacturers Alliance L.L.C. has bought a distribution center in Memphis, Tenn., its first in North America to serve both replacement and original equipment customers.
The facility, scheduled to open later this year, spans more than 150,000 square feet, CMA said. It will house and distribute Double Coin truck and bus radial tires and radial OTR tires. Future Double Coin products also may be distributed from the warehouse, the firm said.
CMA said acquiring this distribution center was necessary to support Double Coin's rapid growth in North America.
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. The firm said additional warehouses and locations in North America will be considered in the future.