Turn5, the e-commerce aftermarket automotive parts retailer, officially moved to a larger headquarters facility in Paoli, Pennsylvania, a suburb of Philadelphia. The company owns and operates three aftermarket automotive websites (AmericanMuscle.com, ExtremeTerrain.com, & AmericanTrucks.com).
The new headquarters held its grand opening event on Jan. 8. The guest list included stakeholders and those with vested interest in the business growth as well as local township officials, Pennsylvania state representatives and Gov. Tom Wolf, who himself is a Jeep enthusiast, according to the company.
Informal tours were conducted of the 90,000-square foot facility, and the company founders gave short speeches about their gratitude and pride in the hard work of their staff and the new headquarters location. Instead of a traditional ribbon-cutting ceremony, the two sides of the ribbon were attached to the front ends of a truck and a Jeep then pulled the ribbon apart. There also was a car drifting showcase in the parking lot during the reception which featured the expert driving skills of Ford Performance's Chelsea Denofa.
In addition to a state-of-the-art videography and photography area, the new Turn5 headquarters has a specific product development area, as well as a dyno bay, equipped with a dynamometer for testing engine performance, according to the company. There are also sections of the building specially dedicated to project vehicle designing, building and detailing.
In late 2017, Turn5 expanded into the West Coast with a new warehouse distribution location in Las Vegas, allowing the company to improve lead times and offer faster shipping to customers there.
"This new corporate headquarters will help us accommodate more growth as we move forward. We know what young vehicle owners want when it comes to vehicle customization. We make it easy for them to buy through us, and we also offer educational tools to help our customers make the right product selections," said Andrew Voudouris, co-founder of Turn5 and all its entities. "Since we started this company, Steve and I have successfully identified gaps in the automotive aftermarket industry, and helped consumers fill those areas with what they're looking for. From the amazing growth of AmericanMuscle.com, to the addition of two relatively new online stores focused on American-brand trucks and Jeep Wranglers; we've come so far from the original idea we set out to achieve more than 15 years ago.”