Warehouse investment

EBOS Group has opened a new, $15 million purpose-built distribution centre  in western Sydney.

In addition to the opening on October 19, EBOS announced a $50 million increase in its investment in the TerryWhite Chemmart network.

The new facility, near the M4 and M7 motorways, was officially declared open by NSW Health Minister Brad Hazzard alongside EBOS group CEO John Cullity.

Mr Cullity says the 25,000sqm facility had been sized for growth, allowing the company to target opportunities in the pre-wholesale market.

“For EBOS, the scale of this facility and the reputation and the expertise we have built in this industry in New Zealand will allow us to aggressively target new opportunities as we strive for the market position that our company has become synonymous with in other of our Australian healthcare businesses,” he said.

“Today’s opening is a further endorsement of our strategy to build leading positions in all the markets in which we operate”

“Of all our healthcare businesses, this represents the one with the greatest growth prospects. It’s a market dominated by an incumbent and where quality competition has been lacking for far too long.”

Before joining Mr Cullity in a ceremonial ribbon cutting, Mr Hazzard told those attending: “This incredible new facility is testament to the forward-thinking culture of EBOS in the healthcare market in Australia and I welcome it’s preparedness to locate itself in western Sydney, where it brings new jobs and new opportunities to the community”.

Described as being developed in consultation with international experts in supply-chain logistics, the new distribution centre features temperature-controlled storage for up to 30,000 pallets, a cold room for products that require refrigeration and secure storage for dangerous and controlled drugs.

“The foundation of the facility is its quality-control system, ensuring manufacturers from across the globe have peace of mind that their products are stored in a world-class distribution centre,” EBOS General Manager Healthcare Logistics Michael Broome said.

“We invest with confidence, knowing that the pre-wholesale market is an area in which we can pursue growth for the benefit of all our stakeholders and the communities across Australia that rely on our products and services every day.”

The centre is the largest facility operated by EBOS Group across Australia and New Zealand and will initially be operating at about 60 per cent capacity.

 

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