Logistics specialist LOGOS and automotive parts company Genuine Parts Company (GPC) Asia Pacific started building a 39,000 sqm DC at Broadmeadows Logistics Estate in Melbourne earlier this year.
GPC partnered with TMX on its regional Australia and New Zealand (ANZ) supply chain network strategy and operational design.
TMX is now assisting GPC with obtaining new sites and project managing developments.
“We’re delighted to have secured a new facility at LOGOS’ Broadmeadows Logistics Estate,” Jon Longbottom, GPC Asia Pacific’s Executive General Manager Logistics, says.
“As a business, we’ve experienced significant growth over the past three years, and we look forward to integrating advanced technologies within a new state-of-the-art facility in Melbourne to improve our customers’ experience,” he adds.
He says by partnering with LOGOS and TMX, GPC has been able to race ahead with its ambitious growth plans with confidence.
GPC includes Repco, NAPA Auto Parts, AMX, McLeod’s, Rare Spares, Sparesbox with a store network of more than 550 stores servicing retail and automotive trade customers across ANZ.
“We look forward to working with GPC Asia Pacific to deliver this important new facility and support their growth across Victoria, and all of Australia,” Darren Searle, LOGOS Head of Australia and New Zealand, says.
LOGOS says the brand-new facility in Broadmeadows will feature best-in-class logistics operations and state of the art automation technology.
“We are proud to be supporting GPC in their Australian supply chain network transformation,” Sam Dellios, TMX Director of Property, says.
“This new facility will offer an automated Goods-to-Person shuttle and Very Narrow Aisle storage system, which will boost cubic capacity across GPC’s wide product range and support their future growth strategy,” he adds.
LOGOS says the Broadmeadows Logistics Estate is a 25-hectare premium site, which on completion, will comprise approximately 127,000 sqm of sustainable, high quality warehousing space across five facilities.
“Our new Broadmeadows distribution centre will feature the cutting-edge technology and operations that will allow us to better support our stores, resulting in better support and service to our customer base,” Jon says.
“We are excited at the opportunities this brings for our business, and the investment signals just how committed we are to the future success of the automotive aftermarket.”
The DC will be ready by the first quarter of 2023.
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