Hankook Tyre Australia has announced that it has opened two new distribution centres in Sydney and Melbourne to better service independent tyre retailers and their customers.
President and Chief Marketing Officer of Hankook Tyres, Hyun Shick Cho, officially opened the New South Wales distribution centre, located in Eastern Creek, during a recent visit to Australia.
He said that the company is investing in further growth in the local market at is seeks to become the number one brand amongst Australia's independent tyre retailers.
"With these new distribution centres Hankook Tire is able to guarantee same-day delivery to tyre shops in the major metropolitan areas of Sydney and Melbourne, which will help our retailers convert enquiry-into-sale more often," Mr Cho explained.
The new Eastern Creek depot, and a new warehouse at Campbellfield in Melbourne, will eventually hold a combined total of more than 120,000 tyres in stock.
The Campbellfield warehouse is operated by the Toll Group. Toll Group National Business Manager Rob Simpson said the operation of this site has been refined based on Toll's extensive experience in the tyre industry.
"We understand that market because we operated in it for many years, and we know that small tyre dealers need the same level of service as the bigger retailers," he said.
The Eastern Creek warehouse is operated by YCH Logistics. Based in Singapore, the company now has an Australian network of more than 72,000 square metres of automated supply chain facilities and an operating capacity of more than 100,000 pallets across the main hubs in key Australian cities.
According to Hankook Tyre Australia Managing Director Paul Park, since the commencement of operations in April, this new Sydney depot has already improved the speed and accuracy of tyre supply to New South Wales dealers and consumers.