Hankook Tyre Australia opens new distribution centres

Hankook Tyre Australia has increased its service capacity to independent tyre retailers and their customers following the opening of two new major distribution centres.

The President and Chief Marketing Officer of Hankook Tire, Hyun Shick Cho, officially opened the New South Wales distribution centre in the Sydney suburb of Eastern Creek during a recent visit to Australia. According to Cho, the company is investing in further growth in the local market as it seeks to become the number one brand among 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 turn enquiry-into-sale more often,” he said. 

The Eastern Creek facility and the new warehouse at Campbellfield in the northern suburbs of Melbourne will eventually hold in stock a combined total of more than 120,000 tyres.

Toll Group operates the Campbellfield warehouse and National Business Manager Rob Simpson says its operation has been refined based on Toll’s extensive experience in the tyre industry. “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, the Singapore-based company which 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.

“With this new distribution centre we are improving our dispatch and delivery service levels to ensure reliability of supply to all our valuable customers in new South Wales,” said Hankook Tyre Australia managing director Paul Park.

Image: Hankook Tire President and Chief Marketing Officer Hyun Shick Cho (left) with Hankook Australia Managing Director Paul Park at the company’s new warehouse at Eastern Creek in Sydney.

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