Woolworths has completed a $57 million upgrade to its Adelaide Regional Distribution Centre, which will improve service to 250 Woolworths Group retail outlets across South Australia and the Northern Territory.
The footprint of the upgraded facility has grown by around 30 per cent with the expanded site equipped to handle 2,500 extra product lines and improve supply chain resilience.
The site is equipped with he largest solar installation in the Primary Connect network and will offset around 20 per cent of the site’s annual energy needs.
Woolworths Group’s Primary Connect Managing Director Paul Graham said: “As the operators of Australia’s largest retail supply chain, we want to help build a better tomorrow for generations to come.
“We’ve made a multi-million dollar investment in renewable energy at this site with a massive solar installation, which is set to offset around 20 per cent of our annual energy needs.
“We’re also continuing our food rescue partnership with FoodBank South Australia and expect to donate around 250 tonnes of product to help those in need over the next 12 months. We’re proud to be the largest donor to FoodBank in Australia and continue to provide pro bono freight to support their important mission.”
The expansion of Adelaide Regional DC is funded by landowner, Growthpoint Properties, under a new 15-year lease over the entire centre.
Pictured L-R: Paul Graham, Primary Connect and SA Premier Steven Marshall