A manufacturer, wholesaler, and retailer of aftermarket parts and accessories for trucks, jeeps, SUVs and four wheel drive vehicles has selected Carlisle for the new home of its 205,000-square-foot distribution center.
Transamerican Auto Parts will open the distribution center at 5 Logistics Drive as part of its expansion into the northeast.
“We’re expanding more and more into the region – the northeast and the midwest,” Patrick Wagenbrenner, brand communications manager for TransAmerican Auto Parts said.
The company’s closest distribution center is in Jacksonville, Fla. The new distribution center will service all of the company’s 4 Wheel Parts retail stores in the northeast, midwest and eastern Canada as well as its wholesale operations in those areas. This is the company’s sixth distribution center and it will be its largest center. The center is expected to open in January. Transamerican will also open one of its retail stores, 4 Wheel Parts at the site.
Transamerican will be the first tenant of the building. The exterior of the building has been completed and construction on the interior as well as a retail store are in progress.
The store will be the company’s first retail store in Pennsylvania. The 4 Wheel Parts store, a truck and jeep accessory super store, will be adjacent to the distribution center.
The store will sell everything from wheels and tires to accessories to security and storage items. The store will also have an onsite service center and Wagenbrenner says the company installs everything it sells.
The distribution center and retail store is expected to employ around 70 people. Wagenbrenner said that about half of the distribution center positions have been filled and all of the retail store positions remain open. The stores usually employ about eight to 10 people. Wagenbrenner says that the 4 Wheel Parts retail stores are different from larger retail stores.
“It’s very much passionate enthusiasts that end of working at our company, at our stores,” he said.
Transamerican has 83 retail locations in North America.
Transamerican Auto Parts was founded in 1961 and is based in California. The company is the parent company of a number of companies including 4 Wheel Parts, Dealer Services International and Transamerican Wholesale LLC.