Charter Hall Long WALE Hardware Partnership has acquired a $353 million portfolio of six Bunnings stores located in prime metropolitan markets across Australia. The Charter Hall platform now have in excess of $2.4 billion invested in 59 Bunnings stores.
European retail sporting giant Decathlon has deployed Körber’s AMR Goods-to-Person solution at its DHL managed fulfilment centre in Sydney. MHD investigates.
The National Association of Women in Operations (NAWO) has recently announced the appointment of two female leaders to their board. Based in WA is Board Member & Non-Executive Director Andrea Sutton and in Queensland Transformation Manager, Air BP Kartini Oei, who has stepped up from Chair of the NAWO Queensland volunteer Committee.
Hubbed, a provider of parcel pick-up and drop-off (PUDO) networks, has partnered with Australia’s number one shopping site, eBay Australia, to offer 1200 locations to eBay Australia Click and Collect customers following consumer demand for after-hours locations.
Thanks to the Morrison Government pledging $1.5 billion to modernise the manufacturing industry through the Modern Manufacturing Strategy, confidence in bringing manufacturing back on shore is building. $107.2 million is being spent on creating resilient supply chains.
Prime Minister Scott Morrison has signed the the largest ever free trade deal in history. The long-awaited Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) Agreement between Australia and 14 other Indo-Pacific countries will open up new doors for Australian farmers, businesses and investors.
While Government stimulus packages helped keep Aussies employed and businesses afloat this year, new research reveals that 3 in 4 business owners admitted it was essential to their business survival. The majority also stated that JobKeeper made the biggest positive impact to their business.
Seqirus, a subsidiary of Victorian-based global biopharmaceutical leader CSL, will invest more than $800 million to build a major new biotech manufacturing facility in Melbourne, worth $300 million to the local supply chain.
FedEx Express has announced the expansion of its dangerous goods shipping service to all locations in Australia. It will allow movement of essential items under the dangerous goods classification such as medical life-saving appliances swiftly and securely across much broader areas of the country.
On the back e-commerce growth, DHL Express will invest over $1.2 billion (EUR $750M) to build or expand its facilities in key growth markets of Australia, Japan, Hong Kong S.A.R. and South Korea.