Metcash begins construction of its largest ever DC

Metcash has commenced construction of its mega distribution centre (DC) at Goodman Group’s RBR Hub in Truganina, Victoria.

The DC will support close to 4000 stores and premises, measures nearly 115,000 sqm, and will become the largest distribution centre in the country.

Doug Jones, CEO of Metcash Group, said the larger centre will enable Metcash to carry a wider range of products for retailers.

“The new distribution centre will also house new fit for purpose facilities and amenities, and utilise updated Warehouse Technology such as semi-automated Goods-to-Person and Layer Picking Solutions, which will deliver great efficiencies compared to the current centre at Laverton.”

The commencement of construction was celebrated with a smoking ceremony and Welcome to Country performed by Bunurong Land Council Aboriginal Corporation.

City of Melton Mayor Lara Carli, Ministers Sarah Connolly and Luba Grigorovitch, key state retailers, and representatives from Metcash and Goodman Group were all in attendance.

Jones said their purpose at Metcash is to champion successful independents and this new DC further strengthens their competitiveness so they can be the best store in their town.

“We believe independent family-owned businesses are the backbone of Australia and that ‘independents are worth fighting for’. Our network already includes some of the best stores in the world, and this investment represents our long-term commitment to continue supporting them and their local communities in Victoria.”

The Truganina DC is expected to be completed in mid-2024.

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