Mars Wrigley Australia has revealed plans for a state-of-the-art warehouse in Truganina, West Melbourne, which will house all of the confectionery giant’s products under one roof.
The 44,000 sqm temperature-controlled facility, which is expected to be up and running late next year, will have the capacity to house up to 49,000 pallets of products such as Mars, M&M’s, Snickers Skittles and Extra.
Automation is a key feature of the technologically-advanced facility, with Automated Guide Vehicles (AGVs) to assist workers with moving pallets around the warehouse.
“It’s an exciting project for our business and one that’s been several years in the making. This will be one of the most advanced warehouses in Australia, with Automated Guide Vehicles assisting our workers to increase warehouse flow, improve racking, and reduce handling – creating a safer working environment,” Marius Vermeulen, supply chain director at Mars Wrigley Australia said.
“We’re looking forward to realising the benefits this new facility will deliver to our customers, our business and consumers through an enhanced customer service offering that will allow us to continue to share our much-loved brands with Aussie consumers today, tomorrow, and into the future.”
Mars Wrigley has partnered with Toll Group and Charter Hall on the construction of the new facility.