GPC ASIA PACIFIC SET TO BUILD NEW ADVANCED DISTRIBUTION CENTRE
GPC Asia Pacific has announced a partnership with leading Asia-Pacific logistics specialist, LOGOS to build a 39,000sqm distribution centre in the new Broadmeadows Logistics Estate in Melbourne
GPC Asia Pacific, is an automotive parts business which includes Repco, NAPA Auto Parts, AMX, McLeod’s, Rare Spares, and Sparesbox, with a store network of over 550 stores servicing retail and automotive trade customers across Australia and New Zealand.
GPC partnered with business transformation consultancy TMX on its regional Australia and New Zealand supply chain network strategy and operational design, with TMX now assisting GPC in procuring its new sites and project managing the developments.
The brand-new facility in Broadmeadows will feature best-in-class logistics operations and state of the art automation technology, supporting GPC Asia Pacific’s position as a leader in the market, as well as ambitious future growth plans.
GPC Asia Pacific’s Executive General Manager Logistics, Jon Longbottom, said: “We’re delighted to have secured a new facility at LOGOS’ Broadmeadows Logistics Estate. As a business, we’ve experienced significant growth over the past three years and we look forward to integrating advanced technologies within a new state-of-the-art facility in Melbourne to improve our customers’ experience. By partnering with LOGOS and TMX, we have been able to race ahead with our ambitious growth plans with confidence.”
“Our new Broadmeadows Distribution Centre will feature the cutting-edge technology and operations, that will allow us to better support our stores, resulting in better support and service to our entire customer base. We are excited at the opportunities this brings for our Business, and the investment signals just how committed we are to the future success of the Automotive Aftermarket.”
LOGOS Head of Australia and New Zealand, Darren Searle said: “We look forward to working with GPC Asia Pacific to deliver this important new facility and support their growth across Victoria, and all of Australia.”
TMX Director of Property, Sam Dellios said: “We are proud to be supporting GPC in its Australian supply chain network transformation. This new facility will offer an automated ‘goods-to-person’ shuttle and ‘very narrow aisle’ storage system, which will boost cubic capacity across GPC’s wide product range and support their future growth strategy.”
Broadmeadows Logistics Estate is a 25-hectare premium site, which on completion, will comprise circa 127,000sqm of sustainable, high quality warehousing space across five facilities. The new GPC distribution centre is the third commitment at the Estate and will comprise circa 39,000sqm of high quality and efficient space, and integrated state-of-the-art technology. Construction of the facility is commencing in January 2022 with completion due for Q1 2023.