Furniture company to build $65m DC

Furniture company to build $65m DC

Amart Furniture has signed a 10-year lease agreement with Goodman Group to build the distribution centre in the Connectwest Industrial Estate on Logistics Drive, Truganina, which will have an end value of $65 million. TM Insight worked with Amart Furniture to secure the deal.

The purpose-built facility at Truganina will provide a modern workplace for the Amart team, improve quality and service for Amart customers and will accommodate the company’s anticipated future growth when it opens in the first half of 2020.

Amart Furniture CEO Lee Chadwick said the new 48,770sqm custom-designed distribution centre would replace an existing cluster of warehouses in Somerton.

“The new distribution centre will provide a modern, safe and flexible workplace for our warehouse team,” Mr Chadwick said. “This was one of our top priorities when designing the facility.”

Customers will also benefit from the contemporary distribution centre with Amart Furniture COO Scott Pears citing the potential for more efficient service and faster delivery times.

“The new Truganina distribution centre will streamline our supply chain network in Victoria and enable us to continually improve quality and customer service,” Mr Pears said. “This modern and consolidated design will allow for direct-to-customer deliveries, from either in-store or online purchases.”

A comprehensive review process was undertaken at the start of the project in partnership with property and supply chain firm, TM Insight, to evaluate Amart Furniture’s current conditions and operations, design a leading-edge supply chain solution and select the best location for development.

TM Insight Director Travis Erridge said “This review informed the design of the new facility, which will optimise operations into one location, propelling Amart’s supply chain into the next generation.”

When complete, the Truganina distribution centre will have a significant expanse of racked storage locations to house an extensive range of product types and sizes; a drive-around design with dual loading faces; a mix of recessed loading docks and on-grade roller doors; and a cross-docking facility design with two large staging areas for inbound and outbound freight.

 

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