Adelaide-based Beaumont Tiles’ continues it expansion into NSW with plans to open an $11m distribution centre in Sydney’s west.
Announcing the move today, Beaumont Tiles Managing Director Bob Beaumont said a deal had been signed by the family company to locate the centre in the Bungaribee Estate at Huntingwood in Sydney’s western suburbs.
The facility will service most of the company’s existing 18 NSW stores, plus up to a dozen new outlets, providing an estimated 40 jobs in NSW.
The facility, with undercover hard stand areas, offers 10,000m2 of space.
“We’re looking at opening our new store sites mainly in metropolitan Sydney where we currently have five shops,” Mr Beaumont said.
“The distribution centre will service their needs as well as those of our future outlets.”
Beaumont Tiles Chief Operations Officer Danny Casey said the distribution centre was a brand new, high specification facility developed by Goodmans and built by Prime Constructions.
“It’s an ecologically sustainable design in keeping with our own green ethos,” Mr Casey said.
“It will be a one-stop shop for tradespeople in the Greater West with a full range of glues, grouts, cleaners, tools, saws and cutters and our wide range of tiles and pavers.”
Mr Beaumont said the distribution centre would be ideally located 39km west of the CBD with ready access to the M4 and M7 road links, feeding into the new WestConnex link and Port Botany.
“Beaumont Tiles moves about 60 semi-trailer loads of tiles through its Australian supply chain each week so access to efficient logistics is critical,” Mr Beaumont said.
“Above all, the NSW expansion plan is a vote of confidence in the future of the retailing and home improvement and construction sectors.”
The distribution centre is expected to be operational by early 2014.
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