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Woolworths Limited and Mirvac opened a $250 million DC consisting of two huge sheds with the latest technology that the company says will take retail logistics to the next level.
Building 1 comprises a 90,000 sqm purpose-built facility for Big W. Building 2 is a 50,000 sqm national distribution centre which will house Masters.
The Hoxton Park Logistics Precinct on the site of the former Hoxton Park Airport in Sydney’s south-west is one of Australia’s largest industrial developments and home of the new distribution centres for BIG W and Woolworths’ new business, Masters Home Improvement.
Mirvac managing director Nicholas Collishaw said: “This is one of the largest industrial developments undertaken in Australia. The distribution centre is impressive not only for its sheer size, but for the modern and sustainable design and the extremely efficient operation it facilitates. I would like to thank Woolworths for sharing our vision to build this cutting-edge facility.’
Woolworths CEO Grant O’Brien said: “This is an investment in world-leading technology and facilities that really raises the bar in speed, accuracy and efficiency, helping BIG W and Masters to do an even better job of delivering for our customers.
“Seventeen years ago, BIG W moved away from our Sydney-based distribution centres in Warwick Farm and Smithfield because it made better sense to service the eastern seaboard from a larger facility in Warwick in Queensland.
“With growing customer demand, store networks and a growing online business, as well as our investment in Masters, Woolworths needed a new space with the very latest technology and we’re proud to be back in Western Sydney in a big way,” he said.