NASHVILLE, Tenn.―Firestone Industrial Products Co. L.L.C. is hoping that a new central European distribution center in Chobienice, Poland, improves the delivery of its products to customers across Europe.
Firestone said the new 100,000-sq.-ft. warehouse with four loading docks is near an existing manufacturing site in nearby Wolsztyn, improving efficiency in the supply chain between the two locations.
Nashville-based FSIP specializes in air spring design and manufacturing for commercial trucks and trailers, cars, sport-utility vehicles, light trucks, mini vans, buses, agricultural equipment, and rail and industrial uses.
"As a leader in developing solutions to eliminate vibration in global transportation, Firestone Industrial Products continues to evaluate new business strategies and seek opportunities to better serve our customers," FSIP President Emily Poladian said in a statement. "Our new approach focuses on centralizing many of our processes and operations in order to optimize the supply chain to our original equipment customers and aftermarket distributors across Europe."
Firestone said the Chobienice warehouse comes on the heels of a 20,000-sq.-ft. expansion at the Wolsztyn manufacturing site in September. The company said it added new technologies and equipment to the Wolsztyn site at that time.
Also earlier this year, parent company Bridgestone Corp. announced that new investments would be made in eight tire plants across Europe—including two in Poland.