BRAMPTON, Ontario (April 22, 2009)—Hankook Tire Canada Corp. has moved its headquarters and warehouse to larger facilities in Brampton.
The new headquarters in Brampton is located within a 118,000-sq.-ft. warehouse, where the firm employs 19 full time plus four contract workers, according to Bill Hume, national sales director.
The company, a subsidiary of South Korea's Hankook Tire Co. Ltd., moved into the newly built facility in late January from a smaller warehouse about three miles away in Mississauga, Ontario.
Hume said the facility is the initial step to establish a bigger and better sales network in Canada. The warehouse is located near the junction of two major Canadian highways and near a major intermodal shipping yard.
Hankook primarily will service dealers in Ontario from the new location, Hume said. La Cie Canada Tire in Montreal handles most of the firm's business in Quebec and farther east, he said, and dealers in western Canada are served by local wholesalers or by direct shipment from the firm's plants in Asia.