Mega eCommerce fulfilment centre begins operations


A $28 million eStore Logistics warehouse has opened in Ravenhall, Victoria.

The fulfilment centre at Dexus’ industrial estate takes eStore Logistics’ warehousing footprint to over 100,000 sqm across Australia.

The 17,585 sqm facility will handle up to 40,000 orders each day, picking enough stock to fill two Olympic-sized swimming pools every week.

75 AI powered Autonomous Mobile Robots (AMRs) will work in tandem with specialist staff to speed up deliveries.

As of a result, the automated warehouse will pick stock four times faster than a traditional facility.

Leigh Williams, eStore Logistics Managing Director, says the announcement marks eStore Logistics’ seventh ecommerce fulfilment site.

“Automated robots have already significantly sped up the picking and packing process for our customers. However, what’s even more phenomenal is that these AI-powered robots are constantly learning — the more they work, the more data they have access to and the smarter they become,” Leigh says.

New data from eStore Logistics shows that the conversion to online shopping is here to stay, with 51% growth in online orders in the last 12 months compared to the prior year.

“Automated warehousing takes customer satisfaction to a whole new level, allowing us to improve efficiency and ultimately democratise fast delivery for businesses of all sizes,” he says.

Chris Mackenzie, Dexus’s Head of Industrial Development, says eStore Logistics’ new warehouse will support the growth of key retail players, such as MyDeal and Bensons

“We are passionate about working closely with our customers on the design and delivery of hi tech industrial spaces that support their business needs now and into the future and we look forward to working with eStore Logistics as they grow their Australian footprint,” Chris says.

The fulfillment centre will be fully operational by September 2021 and create up to 80 jobs.

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