CEVA Logistics has officially opened its transport, distribution and logistics hub in Truganina, Melbourne.
The $80 million, 166,000 square metre super site – equivalent to eight MCG playing fields – will employ 250 workers in Melbourne’s west and create around 40 new positions.
The facility is largest in the southern hemisphere, servicing high-profile customers including General Motors Holden, Continental Tyres, NBN Co, Michelin, Caltex, Accent Group and Mazda.
CEVA will also operate Nissan Australia’s new National Distribution Centre.
CEVA’s managing director Australia and New Zealand, Carlos Velez Rodriguez, said that over time he expected the Truganina facility to make an even more substantial contribution to local employment.
“At half-a-kilometre long, this is the biggest single span logistics facility in Australia, and we’re already winning new contracts because of this huge capacity. Since September we’ve been awarded two major new contracts. We’re also seeing significant organic growth as our clients are able to expand. This will grow further over time, creating even more local jobs,” Mr Velez Rodriguez said.
“I also expect the facility will have a multiplier effect, with flow-on employment created in areas like retail, cleaning, gardening and maintenance.”