Paint and coating manufacturer, DuluxGroup, has committed to a 10-year lease on a $27 million purpose-built facility in Maddington, Western Australia.
The new facility is being developed by Richmond and owned by the firm’s investment vehicle, Juceda Investments.
DuluxGroup partnered with specialist property and supply chain firm, TM Insight, to design the property and will now project manage the build of the facility.
The 17,000-square-metre facility will be located at 4 Bickley Road, Maddington. The development will feature significant levels of racked storage locations to accommodate a vast range of product types, a mix of recessed loading docks and on-grade roller doors and a cross-docking facility design to create two large staging areas for inbound and outbound freight, including customer pick-ups. The state office for the DuluxGroup WA businesses will also be based within the facility.
“This new commitment in Maddington will consolidate multiple operations into a purpose-built facility to enable efficiency of storage, handling and distribution of multiple brands into common end points,” said DuluxGroup National Distribution Manager, Neale Rodgerson. “This will allow us to support our growth in Western Australia.”
Milan Andjelkovic, Director at TM Insight, who is involved in the property procurement and project management of the build, said the location was specifically chosen because of its optimal positioning for DuluxGroup.
“The Maddington location is central to both DuluxGroup’s customer locations and retail outlets to ensure efficient and optimal flow of products in Western Australia,” he said. “The new facility will allow for storage of their diverse product range throughout the entire warehouse, rather than in isolated areas. This will provide ultimate flexibility for DuluxGroup in maximising the use of their new distribution centre.”
DuluxGroup manufactures a diverse range of paint and surface protection products including retail paints, stains, varnishes, protective coatings, decorative concrete, adhesives, sealants and associated applicators such as brushes and rollers.
The facility is expected to be operational in mid 2020.
In other news, DuluxGroup delivered profit growth last year.
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