Cooper Tire Europe has opened a new 211,000-square-foot UK warehouse in Swindon, which has the capacity to store 400,000 tyres.
Cooper stores tyres at the Spectrum Building from across both its brands, Cooper Tires and Avon Tyres.
By moving its warehouse location from Melksham to Swindon, it has also created 17 new jobs in the area, while increasing speed of delivery as a result of close proximity to the M4.
Attending the official opening was Swindon Town Football Club captain Nathan Thompson (Avon Tyres is an official partner of the club), and Jeff Schumaker, Cooper Tire vice president – global manufacturing.
Cooper Tire Europe marketing communications manager, Sarah McRoberts, said, “With this new warehouse in Swindon we are able to better service our UK customers’ requirements, and increase stock levels across the full Cooper and Avon winter and summer product ranges.
“We now have 30 staff based in Swindon, and are delighted to have had new employees joining the Cooper family as a result of our expanded warehouse facilities.”