DB Schenker Australia officially opens NSW mega-facility

In December, DB Schenker opened its doors to its new Hoxton Park, New South Wales, logistics facility – details about which were revealed in October.
The grand opening was officiated by Matthias Cormann, Minister for Finance and Deputy Leader of the Government in the Senate. DB Schenker also hosted Liverpool City Council Mayor Wendy Waller, as well as customers and partners.
“The investment into this facility is for our customers, our staff and our environment,” said Ron Koehler, CEO of DB Schenker Australia and New Zealand. “We expect over the next few years to operate significantly more sustainably, but also continue to develop our processes within our new facility, to operate in the most efficient and cost-effective manner into the near future. Together with our customers and staff members, it is a great occasion to set this milestone in the company’s history.”

the ribbon-cutting ceremony for DB Schenker Australia's Hoxton Park facility, December 2017. Image courtesy DB Schenker.
The ribbon-cutting ceremony for DB Schenker Australia’s Hoxton Park facility, December 2017.
Image courtesy DB Schenker.


DB Schenker Australia reveals plans for mammoth NSW facility

DB Schenker Australia has revealed details about its new logistics facility in Hoxton, New South Wales – 42km west of Sydney. The company notes that the internal site covers an area the size of almost eight football fields, making it one of the largest multi-client contract logistics facilities in the Southern Hemisphere.
The addition of the Hoxton site, with its 50,000m2 internal area and 15,000m2 external under-cover area, will bring DB Schenker Australia’s nationwide coverage to 330,000m2 over 25 sites when it becomes operational later this year.
Hoxton Park will be a multi-client facility for consumer electronics, FMCG (fast-moving consumer goods) and fashion/retail customers. It is located close to major highways, including the M7, M4 and M5, and has access to the Sydney metro and national network.
“Hoxton Park is the newest and largest contract logistics facility for DB Schenker in Australia,” said Ron Koehler, CEO Australia and New Zealand. “Our staff will provide for our customers first-class logistics services in this well-positioned facility right on the Sydney freeway network.”
He added that the company will also utilise the facility as a hub for domestic transport network, and to move full container load movements cost effectively to Hoxton Park for distribution to Sydney customers.
The facility will incorporate Automated Transport Sortation Systems (ATSS) that will allow for the consolidation of freight from several customers into the Schenker domestic transport business. In addition, value added services will be provided on site, including an Advanced Technical Centre providing configuration and testing for IT devices.
“DB Schenker Australia is consolidating existing business into Hoxton Park as well as adding new substantial business,” said Michael Harich, Director – Contract Logistics/Supply Chain Management AU/NZ, DB Schenker Australia. “Hoxton Park is a key part of our 2020 strategy to grow to 500,000m2 in Australia and at the same time combine existing smaller sites into larger facilities to generate synergies.”
Key features of the TAPA-certified facility include high clearance warehousing and access for high performance vehicles (two 40′ containers or four 20′ containers on one truck), full drive-around access and a weighbridge to support Chain of Responsibility (CoR) commitments.

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