Cooper Tire Europe has opened a new 211,000-square-foot UK warehouse in Swindon, which has the capacity to store 400,000 tyres.
The Spectrum Building, designed by British architect Lord Norman Foster, first opened in 1982 and was used as a backdrop in the James Bond film A View To A Kill in 1984.
Cooper stores tyres at the Spectrum Building from across both its brands – Cooper Tires and Avon Tyres – with the new facility already being fully operational.
The Melksham-based tyre manufacturer not only has a newer warehouse with greater capacity, but 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, as 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.”