Firestone Industrial Products Opens Distribution Center in Europe
NASHVILLE, Tenn. ― Firestone Industrial Products announced a change in supply chain strategy with the opening of its new distribution center in Chobienice, Poland. The distribution center has been officially opened by Firestone Industrial Products President Emily Poladian, and the facility will help to centralize the company’s manufacturing and distribution operations in Europe.
Opening the new distribution center in Central Europe was a strategic choice for Firestone to better serve its customers in Europe. The new facility is located a short distance from the existing Firestone plant in Wolsztyn, Poland, enabling a smooth transfer of products from manufacturing to the warehouse. The modern distribution center has a footprint of more than 100,000 square feet, and it is equipped with four loading docks.
“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,” said Emily Poladian, president, Firestone Industrial Products. “Our new approach focuses on centralizing many of our processes and operations in order to optimize the supply chain to our original equipment (OE) customers and aftermarket distributors across Europe.”
The announcement of the new distribution center follows several recent expansion announcements from Firestone and its parent company, Bridgestone Corporation. In September, Firestone announced a 20,000 square foot expansion of its manufacturing facility in Wolsztyn, Poland, in addition to an investment in new technologies and equipment for the facility to utilize the latest innovations in machinery. Earlier this year, Bridgestone also announced new investments in eight tire plants across Europe, including two plants in Poland.
“Firestone Industrial Products continues to make strategic investments in Europe to better serve our customers, and we will continue to be innovative and dynamic as we respond to market growth,” said Poladian.
About Firestone Industrial Products
Firestone Industrial Products, headquartered in Nashville, TN, specializes in air spring manufacturing and technology with a history of more than 80 years of research and development on technologically advanced air springs for the global marketplace. Firestone Industrial Products manufactures air springs and related products for commercial trucks and trailers, cars, sport utility vehicles, light trucks, mini vans, motor homes, buses, agricultural equipment, rail and industrial applications. The company has quality-certified manufacturing/assembly plants and technical centers in North America, Latin America, Europe and Asia.