MONROVIA, Calif.—China Manufacturers Alliance L.L.C. has opened warehouses in Rancho Cucamonga and Riverside, Calif., to boost capacity for above-average demand it is forecasting for Double Coin-branded truck/bus and OTR tires this year.
The addition of these facilities expands the company's West Coast warehousing footprint to approximately 338,000 square feet and adds capacity for up to 225,000 units, the Monrovia-based subsidiary of China's Double Coin Holdings Ltd. said.
The company's storage inventory is roughly 90 percent TBR and 10 percent OTR/industrial tires. CMA maintains a 160,000-sq.-ft. warehouse in Memphis, Tenn., for East Coast customers, and Double Coin also has warehousing in Airdrie, Alberta; Queretaro, Mexico; and San Jose, Costa Rica.
"Opening two new warehouse locations this year allows us to meet the growing demands of Double Coin tires," according to Tim Phillips, vice president of marketing and operations for CMA/Double Coin, who said CMA expects to add more warehousing sometime in 2021.
Double Coin is forecasting a 50 percent jump in production capacity for TBR and OTR/IND tires at its plants worldwide.
Phillips noted that Double Coin's factory in Thailand has not been impacted by the coronavirus in China, and thus is able to keep meeting the demands of the company's North American customers.
"Our top concern remains the welfare and safety of our Double Coin family in the affected areas of China," he added.
CMA opened its first West Coast distribution facility in 2014 in Rancho Cucamonga. That facility supports the dealer and end-user supply chain with shipments of the Double Coin brand and other products marketed by CMA.