Atlas Tire Wholesale Continues Canadian Expansion
Atlas Tire Wholesale Inc. recently announced the opening of a second Western Canada Distribution Centre (D/C) in Edmonton, AB, in June 2013. This new D/C adds to the pre-existing D/C in Richmond, BC, as Atlas builds out its footprint in Western Canada.
The Edmonton D/C offers improved delivery times to clients in Alberta and Saskatchewan.
Atlas’ clients in British Columbia, Alberta, and Saskatchewan now have the added benefit of increased inventory in Western Canada, along with the capability to order from two different Western Canada D/Cs based on inventory availability.
In addition to its expansion in Western Canada, Atlas is also expanding in Ontario. After moving into its new 80,000 square foot Mississauga facility in September 2011, Atlas is now increasing its Mississauga capacity with the addition of a further 34,000 square feet of warehouse space as an adjacent bulk storage facility.
This creates a 114,000 square foot distribution campus that will significantly increase Atlas’ capability to handle early receipt of winter tire bulk shipments from the tire manufacturers, thus further improving availability of winter tires to its clients at the start of the winter selling season.
These two expansions, coupled with Atlas’ pre-existing facilities, now bring the company’s national footprint to 156,000 square feet with four strategic locations across Canada. Atlas now has increased inventory capacity to efficiently handle over 170,000 tires plus wheels and accessories.
Atlas continues to assess and monitor the needs of its clients across Canada and will evaluate further expansion opportunities in the future.