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GPC Asia Pacific New Advanced Distribution Centre in Victoria

GPC Asia Pacific has announced a partnership with leading Asia-Pacific logistics specialist, LOGOS to build a 39,000m² distribution centre in the new Broadmeadows Logistics Estate in Melbourne.

GPC Asia Pacific is Australia’s leading Automotive Parts business and includes Repco, NAPA Auto Parts, AMX, McLeod’s, Rare Spares and Sparesbox with a network of more than 550 stores servicing retail and automotive trade customers across Australia and New Zealand.

GPC partnered with business transformation consultancy TMX on their regional Australia and New Zealand supply chain network strategy and operational design.

The brand-new facility in Broadmeadows will feature best-in-class logistics operations and state of the art automation technology, supporting GPC Asia Pacific’s position as a leader in the market, as well as ambitious future growth plans.

GPC Asia Pacific’s Chief Supply Chain Officer, Jon Longbottom, said: “We’re delighted to have secured a new facility at LOGOS’ Broadmeadows Logistics Estate. As a business, we’ve experienced significant growth over recent years and we look forward to integrating advanced technologies within a new state-of-the-art facility in Melbourne to enhance our customers experience. By partnering with LOGOS and TMX, we have been able to race ahead with our ambitious growth plans with confidence.”

“Our new Broadmeadows Distribution Centre will feature the cutting-edge technology and operations, that will allow us to better support our stores, resulting in greater service to our entire customer base. We are excited at the opportunities this brings for our business, and the investment signals just how committed we are to the future success of the Automotive Aftermarket.”

LOGOS Head of Australia and New Zealand, Darren Searle said: “We look forward to working with GPC Asia Pacific to deliver this important new facility and support their growth across Victoria, and all of Australia.”

TMX Director of Property, Sam Dellios said: “We are proud to be supporting GPC in their ANZ supply chain network transformation. This new facility will offer an automated Goods-to-Person shuttle and Very Narrow Aisle storage system, which will boost cubic capacity across GPC’s wide product range and support their future growth strategy.”

Broadmeadows Logistics Estate is a 25-hectare premium site which, on completion, will comprise circa 127,000m² of sustainable, high quality warehousing space across five facilities. The new GPC distribution centre is the third commitment at the Estate and will comprise circa 39,000m² of high quality and energy efficient space, with integrated state-of-the-art technology. Construction of the facility will commence in April 2022, with completion due for Q1 2023.

For more information visit https://gpcasiapac.com

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