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New Facility for Auto Parts Group

Auto Parts Group Sydney moves into their ultra-modern new facility.

Auto Parts Group (APG) have now completed the move into their ultra-modern new Smithfield warehouse facility.

Their facility has a 100 per cent capacity increase over the previous location and is designed for 24,000m² of storage. It houses a modern warehouse design encapsulating everything from racking positioning and combining the likes of shelving and hanging locations. The latest in Warehouse Management Systems (WMS) are the brains driving efficiency in the parts receival, storage, pick and dispatch life cycle.

APG’s WMS also automates the parts locating process, optimising which parts are a best fit for each physical bay size and location. Parts to person pick strategies have been optimised into the design, with conveyors reducing the need for manual handling of parts. Even the external building design combines on grade and recessed roller doors, further improving the goods receival and dispatch processes. The facilities Green Star Approval is measurable action of APG working towards a near zero carbon footprint.

APG says: “This new Sydney facility reaffirms our long-term commitment and service level to the region’s customers, through increased product capacity, faster supply, and reduced parts handling in the supply process. That time saved equals cycle time benefit to you and money in your back pocket now and into the future. We’d like to extend a Thank-you to all clients for making this transition possible.”

To truly demonstrate these benefits, APG has put together a ‘drone-tour’ of the facility. To check it out visit www. autopartsgroup.com.au/ weve-moved-in/, their Facebook, YouTube or Instagram.

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