Evolving warehousing and transportation needs are encouraging Western Sydney businesses to explore the options provided by DHL Supply Chain’s newest facility. The latest addition to DHL Supply Chain’s capacity includes 90,000 square metres of warehouse space as part of its campus in suburban Horsley Park.
New South Wales Premier Mike Baird, in an IT Wire article from February 15, 2015, congratulated DHL Australia’s efforts, noting the new facility not only adds needed capacity for local companies, but also created 500 new jobs. Baird went on to say, “DHL’s expansion plans over the next few years means that number will continue to grow.” In fact, DHL has publicly announced its intention to construct at least three more facilities in the near future.
Changes in the retail consumer, healthcare, and technology arenas are driving the DHL Supply Chain expansion in the region. Business profitability is tied closely with efficiency levels, and DHL Supply Chain has demonstrated its commitment to providing its clients with the amenities necessary to achieve greater efficiencies.
According to DHL Supply Chain Managing Director Saul Resnick, “DHL is experiencing continued demand for warehousing space in Sydney and our customers are increasingly more willing to go into multi-user warehouses as they value the flexibility in overhead and labor costs to accommodate their changing business requirements.” But, what advantages are actually enjoyed by DHL’s customers in Horsley Park?
Arguably the most important accommodation is the inclusion of an automated infrastructure in the new warehouse, allowing customers to get their goods to market faster and reduce expenses for packaging and distribution.
Technology is advancing rapidly, and facilities equipped to take advantage of those advancements will garner new clients as they abandon older, less viable facilities.
A reduction in waste generated by outdated packaging methodologies not only saves money for DHL campus tenants, but is also regarded as an ecologically sound move. Given high-profile movements to reduce waste and minimize greenhouse gases, companies are quick to adopt new technology when the benefits not only lead to higher profits, but also encourage positive publicity.
Companies taking advantage of DHL Supply Chain’s newest facility also have technology available to better plan routing of deliveries and utilize modern freight tracking options. The savings are real, not hypothetical, and companies can use those savings to further improve or expand their organizations.
DHL Supply Chain recently finalized contracts with Halyard Health, Fuji Xerox, Arrow Energy, and True Alliance to occupy space in the complex.
Those contracts will, hopefully, encourage other high-profile companies to take advantage of the DHL campus.
The campus is also the hub for DHL’s transportation infrastructure, receiving and distributing countless products to retailers throughout the region. Resnick reiterated that, “DHL is proud to support continued growth and employment in Western Sydney and more importantly, help Australia’s leading companies supply products to consumers—from toothpaste and snacks, to computers and life-saving medications. DHL is an essential part of everyday life in Australia.”
With additional expansion plans in process, Resnick and DHL Supply Chain are, indeed, poised to be an essential part of everyday life in Australia. In addition, the company is providing options to boost profits for their customers by providing quality facilities that encourage even more growth.