Retail giant Kaufland Australia has kicked off construction of it’s $255 million
state-of-the-art distribution centre in Mickleham, Victoria.
The 117,000+ square metre facility, which will be one of the largest in Australia, will include 130 loading docks and will incorporate the latest technologies in automation, sustainability and efficiency.
Kaufland Australia said the facility will create 600 new jobs for the area.
At a sod turning ceremony, Kaufland Australia directors, Maximilian Wiedmann and Patrick Bezner, thanked Hume City Council for their work ensuring the centre met all planning and approval requirements.
“Australia is one of the fastest growing regions in the world, and we are excited to grow with it,” Wiedmann said.
“Our Distribution Centre will be the beating heart of our supply chain and will ensure we provide an uncompromising quality food shop for our customers.”
“We would like to thank everyone who has helped us achieve this exciting milestone. To Hume City Council, to our construction partner, Vaughan, and to Merrifield Business Park, we are very grateful and proud to be standing alongside you today,” Wiedmann added.
In March, the hypermarket received approval of it’s first three stores in Victoria at Dandenong, Epping and Chirnside Park in Victoria and recently received planning approval for two sites in South Australia.
Following the approval of its first South Australian store in Prospect in April, acting Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment, Tim Whetstone, said the company’s investment was a “vote of confidence in South Australia’s burgeoning economy”.
“To have a company of Kaufland’s international standing choose to establish itself in South Australia speaks volumes for their confidence in the state’s economy and will continue to build on the momentum we’ve seen in the past 12 months,’’ Minister Whetstone said.