Commence of development of Metcash’s new Victorian distribution centre was marked nowadays with a cigarette smoking ceremony and soil turning function.
The new mega distribution centre at Goodman Group’s RBR Hub in Truganina will help shut to 4000 stores and premises across Metcash’s independent retail community in Victoria.
At almost 115,000sqm, it will be the premier wholesale distribution centre in the region and 25,000sqm greater than Metcash’s recent amenities at Laverton.
To celebrate floor currently being damaged at the site, a cigarette smoking ceremony and Welcome to Country was done by Bunurong Land Council Aboriginal Corporation. In attendance had been neighborhood politicians together with Metropolis of Melton Mayor Lara Carli, Ministers Sarah Connolly and Luba Grigorovitch, critical condition vendors, and reps from Metcash and Goodman Group.
Metcash Group CEO Doug Jones suggests the graduation of design was a substantial milestone for Metcash and its network of impartial merchants in Victoria.
“We think independent family-owned organizations are the spine of Australia and that ‘independents are really worth combating for’. Our community already contains some of the greatest shops in the globe, and this investment decision represents our lengthy-time period determination to continue supporting them and their local communities in Victoria,” Mr Jones stated.
“The bigger centre will help Metcash to carry a broader selection of products for merchants. The new distribution centre will also home new in shape for objective amenities and amenities, and utilise current Warehouse Technological innovation such as semi-automatic Products-to-Individual and Layer Finding Methods, which will provide great efficiencies as opposed to the existing centre at Laverton,” he explained.
“Our objective at Metcash is to Winner Thriving Independents, and this new distribution centre additional strengthens their competitiveness so they can be the very best keep in their town.
“Our Victorian shops have executed outstandingly in current decades, and this new DC in the long run assists them improved aid the area communities in which they work. Our retailers are the coronary heart and soul of their nearby communities,” Mr Jones stated.
The distribution centre at Truganina will also advantage regional suppliers by delivering an successful route to market and much better access to Metcash’s comprehensive distribution community.
The new distribution centre is anticipated to be finished in mid-2024.