Meal kit delivery company Marley Spoon began production in a new fulfilment centre in Sydney’s Wetherill Park in July 2021.
The meal kit company’s brands – Marley Spoon and Dinnerly – grew substantially throughout 2020 as the COVID-19 pandemic accelerated the demand for reliable food delivery services.
In the 14,200sqm purpose-built, temperature-controlled fulfilment centre, Marley Spoon associates pick and pack fresh, dry and chilled ingredients and recipe cards for customers to cook at home into delicious meals. The nearly 250 Sydney staff working across production, sourcing, supply chain and people operations will now be based out of a facility that accommodates the growing demand of the meal kit business and allow for further innovations to improve the customer experience.
The facility features multiple cool rooms for repacking ingredients and storage, as well as an oversized cool room where staff members pack boxes on conveyor belts using a unique, self-developed packing system.
In a highly competitive, consumer driven industry, offering flexibility and choice have been at the heart of the meal kit company’s brands, so the purpose-built facility will allow further automation and efficiency, while also allowing the company to expand its offering to customers, including launching a brand new pet food business, bezzie.
The new facility is Marley Spoon’s greenest and most environmentally friendly production facility in the world. To achieve this, the company is preparing for a 5-Star (“Australian Excellence”) Green Star certification on the base building. Green Star is Australia’s only national, voluntary rating system for buildings and communities. With this in mind, the Wetherill Park facility has been outfitted with state of the art LED lights and motion sensors, 500kw solar PV systems, and rainwater harvesting systems. ν