Snack Brands Australia will open a new state-of-the-art distribution centre in Erskine Park, Sydney, in an effort to bolster the supply chain network for its products, which include CC’s, Thins, Kettle, The Natural Chip Company, Cheezels and Jumpy’s,
The company, which is owned by Universal Robina Corporation, has committed to both a pre-lease facility and adjacent land sale for a site area of 10.42 hectares, in one of the largest industrial property deals this year.
The 30,255 square-metre facility is being developed with leading-edge technology to create an automated warehousing and distribution system. It will have an end value in excess of $400 million.
Neville Tapp, Supply Chain Director at Snack Brands said the new facility will enhance customer service.
“This facility will support our growth strategies and enable us to enhance our customer service at the lowest possible cost. We are excited about working with Altis and the team at TM Insight to deliver this project over the coming years,” Tapp said.
Global supply chain and property consultancy TM Insight worked alongside Snack Brands in the development of the concept plan for the new site..
Travis Erridge, Director of TM Insight said, “this is a significant step forward for Snack Brands in efficient operations for their customers.”
Altis is partnering with Snack Brands and TM Insight to develop the new state of the art high bay facility. Stage one of the development will be operational in late 2020.