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Woolworths begins construction on liquor distribution centre

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Works on a new 35,000 sqm liquor distribution centre are underway for Woolworths Group’s supply chain arm Primary Connect.

The facility in Kemps Creek is strategically located in Western Sydney’s Oakdale West Industrial Estate to serve more than 400 Dan Murphy’s and BWS outlets and ALH hotels across New South Wales under a partnership agreement with Endeavour Group.

Endeavour Group General Manager Supply Chain, Angus McFadyen says the bespoke drinks distribution centre will create 200 jobs during construction.

“We carry more than 4,000 different products in our NSW stores from hundreds of suppliers, stocking everything from craft beer and small batch spirits to award-winning wines,” he says.

“This purpose-built facility will help make the movement of goods easier for our suppliers and simpler for our stores. It will also ensure our customers can continue to rely on us to find a wide variety of drinks to discover and support our purpose of creating a more sociable future together.”

The site is expected to start operations in 2022 and will provide employment for around 230 people.

Primary Connect Acting Managing Director, Chris Brooks says the project is a major commercial agreement for Primary Connect, which recognises the scale and capability we can offer to external partners.

“Importantly, the project will also deliver hundreds of new jobs in the fast-growing Western Sydney Aerotropolis,” he says.

At full capacity, more than 475,000 cartons will move through the Kemps Creek Liquor DC each week bringing Endeavour Group customers products from more than 300 suppliers. It will replace the current Erskine Park Liquor DC, which will be converted into an ambient grocery facility for Woolworths Supermarkets.

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