The Australian e-commerce fulfilment provider has opened another robot-powered warehouse.
The 19,310-square-metre facility in Bankstown will have 77 AI-powered Autonomous Mobile Robots (AMRs), which will become 120 once a mezzanine level is added by the end of next year.
The mezzanine platform will allow for automated picking across multiple storeys.
The new centre is the company’s eighth nationwide and the fourth with AMRs, taking its warehousing footprint to 120,000sqm of which 80,000sqm has opened within the last 14 months.
eStore Logistics founder and managing director Leigh Williams says the world has changed a lot over the last 18 months and e-commerce has been completely transformed.
“Consumers are demanding faster and more flexible deliveries, and we’ve been scaling our business to meet the growing demand, by providing our customers with state-of-the-art fulfilment and warehousing solutions,” Leigh says.
“Automated robots have already significantly sped up the picking and packing process for our customers.Our best in class warehousing and fulfilment systems mean online retailers can give their customers the best service possible — including same day delivery — in the most cost-effective way possible.”
The fulfilment centre will be fully operational from November 2021 and create up to 120 jobs, catering to a wide variety of products.
eStore Logistics partnered with specialist supply chain and property consultancy TMX on securing the new facility. TMX secured a 10-year lease for eStore with Altis Property Partners and will now project manage the end construction of the speculative development alongside Altis.
This is the second warehouse TMX has sourced for eStore in the last two years in Western Sydney to accommodate eStore’s significant growth.
Jack Moroney, TMX Director says with the rapid growth of eStore Logistics, they needed to procure another industrial facility in Western Sydney that was operational by the end of this year,” says TMX director Jack Moroney.
“Through our property and construction project management expertise, we procured a facility well under construction in a prime infill location nearby the M5 Motorway,” Jack says.
“Our team ensured all the bespoke operational needs of eStore were included within the base building definition to mitigate eStore’s risk exposure during their tenancy and enable them to operate from the site at practical completion.”