DHL Supply Chain has opened its latest facility in Sydney’s western suburb of HorsleyPark.
The 32,000 square metre, custom-built facility represents a $35 million investment by DHL Supply Chain. It marks the fourth addition to the company’s industrial ‘Campus’. This new facility brings DHL Supply Chain’s overall investment in Campus to circa $120 million to support its consumer, retail, technology and healthcare customers in Australia.
Campus is a DHL Supply Chain-leased industrial park that spans 18 hectares. It employs more than 500 people and offers 90,000 square metres of warehousing. Custom-developed by Goodman for DHL Supply Chain, it is said to be optimised to offer customers “industry leading warehousing and transportation solutions”.
“Campus is home to many of our consumer, retail, technology and healthcare customers, and features some of the most innovative customer solutions and environmentally sound outputs,” said Terry Ryan, CEO of DHL Supply Chain South Pacific.
“We will continue to invest ahead of the curve to ensure we can accommodate the requirements of our future and existing customers. Annually we have taken upwards of 30,000 square metres of industrial real estate since 2009, and will continue expansion to support Australian market growth. Today, in Australia, we manage over 500,000 square metres of warehousing.”
The new facility will accommodate three key retail customers, and will be fitted out with a fully automated retail system in April of 2015. It will offer new employment opportunities for up to 200 people.
The facility will feature sky lighting, energy efficient air conditioning systems, solar hot water heating, rainwater usage and sensor-switched T5 energy efficient lighting.