Construction has begun on Endeavour Group’s latest distribution centre (DC) in Sydney’s west. The 35,000 square metre DC will service 400 stores and carry more than 4000 products.
Woolworth’s supply chain business Primary Connect is building the Kemps Creek Liquor Distribution Centre under a partnership agreement with Endeavour. Primary Connect will manage the centre and service more than 400 Dan Murphy’s and BWS stores as well as ALH hotels across New South Wales.
The build replaces the current Erskine Park centre which will become an ambient grocery DC for Woolworths.
Primary Connect acting managing director Chris Brooks said the partnership would deliver improved service to Endeavour Group’s store teams.
“It’s a major commercial agreement for Primary Connect, which recognises the scale and capability we can offer to external partners.
“Importantly, the project will also deliver hundreds of new jobs in the fast-growing Western Sydney Aerotropolis,” said Brooks.
At full capacity the DC will move 475,000 cartons a week from more than 300 suppliers.
Endeavour Group general manager supply chain Angus McFadyen said the purpose-built facility was an exciting development for the group
“We carry more than 4000 products in our New South Wales stores from hundreds of suppliers, stocking everything from craft beer and small batch spirits to award-winning wines. [The DC] will help make the movement of goods easier for our suppliers and simpler for our stores.
“It will also ensure our customers can continue to rely on us to find a wide variety of drinks,” McFadyen said. The centre is in Kemps Creek and is expected to be operational by 2022.