Kumho Tyre will build a new Australian headquarters and two new state of the art distribution centres, underlining the company’s strength in the Australian market.
Kumho Tyre Australia will move into its new national headquarters, alongside a new larger distribution centre on a greenfield site within Sydney Business Park at Marsden Park in Sydney’s north-west, before the end of 2022. It will also move into a new 7000 square metre Queensland distribution centre at Willawong in Brisbane’s south-west in the third quarter this year.
These new facilities follow a significant commitment in new distribution centres in Melbourne and Perth in 2014.
The distribution centre at Marsden Park, which will feature the latest technology and efficiency innovations, will more than double the size of Kumho’s current 5000sq metre NSW warehouse at nearby Glendenning, which was opened in 2010.
Construction of Kumho’s new Queensland distribution centre commenced in early March 2022 with the new building set to replace the current centre at Coopers Plains and will deliver significant efficiency gains.
Kumho Tyre Australia’s managing director, John Jeon, said the new facilities will allow Kumho to better service customers in two of the most populous states as well as across Australia.
“The efficiency gains that the new facilities will deliver in terms of handling and distribution will be enormous while the new facility at Marsden Park will bring our headquarters and distribution centre together in one consolidated location, which will mean better communication and less travel,” said Jeon.
Kumho’s new HQ and distribution centre is located close to Sydney’s M7 motorway. Construction is expected to commence in the next few months, with the facilities due to be operational before the end of the year.
“These new facilities also underline Kumho’s commitment to Australia with a long term plan to service the growing market, particularly with the changing nature of the tyre industry, including low rolling resistance tyres to meet the demand of an increasingly electrified vehicle fleet,” added Jeon.