Tyre maker Bridgestone has opened a distribution warehouse in Ancaster, Ontario, which it said it will better serve the market in eastern Canada. The facility, which represents an investment of CAN$65m ($48m), has a storage capacity of 570,000 tyres and will reduce transport costs and shorten delivery times, according to the Bridgestone.
“We are excited about opening our new Ancaster distribution centre and look forward to providing even better service to our customers as our Canadian business continues to grow,” said Brad Blizzard, vice-president, logistics operations and product delivery, Bridgestone Americas. “We want to thank Ancaster city officials, as well as our Bridgestone employees, who worked diligently through the Covid-19 pandemic to complete this important initiative.”
Bridgestone’s latest investment builds on the construction of an automated warehouse at its Canadian passenger and light truck tyre manufacturing facility in Joliette, Québec, worth $45m, which was completed in 2018.
“This strategic investment in our supply chain will further strengthen our distribution footprint in Canada allowing us to better deliver the high-value-added products our customers want and need,” said Riccardo Cichi, president and chief sales officer for North America, Bridgestone Americas.