24th May 2021
Woolworths customers are set to benefit from an expanded range and better availability with two new Primary Connect distribution centres coming to Western Sydney.
Last Thursday (20th May 2021) marked the start of construction for the national distribution centre at Moorebank Logistics Park in Western Sydney.
Set to open in 2024, the Moorebank National Distribution Centre will strengthen Primary Connect’s national supply chain and service more than 1,000 Woolworths Supermarkets across Australia.
The site will be co-located with the Moorebank Regional Distribution Centre which will start construction later and open in 2025.
With cutting-edge automation and 75,000sqm of floor space across both sites, Moorebank will enable Woolworths to offer its customers an expanded range and improved stock availability instore.
Woolworths Group CEO Brad Banducci said: “The challenges of the past year have put a spotlight on the critical role our distribution centres play in providing the essential food and everyday needs Australian communities rely on.
“To keep pace with growing demand and ever evolving customer expectations, we need to continue to invest in new technology and capacity to power our next generation supply chain.
“We have ambitions to offer a more tailored range of products in our stores. This has traditionally been constrained by what we can hold in our distribution centres.
“Once both centres are up and running, we’ll be able to carry up to 8,000 additional products in our range than we can in our existing facilities. This will help unlock a much better shopping experience for our customers.
“With unrivalled logistics infrastructure and connections to key port, rail and road networks, Moorebank is the ideal base for what will be our largest single supply chain investment.”
Moorebank Logistics Park’s direct access to a dedicated freight rail line from Port Botany, with onward connections to the national rail network, will help take at least 26,000 truck movements off Australian roads each year.