Kimberly-Clark Australia opens new DC

Kimberly-Clark Australia (K-CA) cut the ribbon on its new state-of-the-art distribution centre in Ravenhall, Victoria last week.

Spanning over 23,000sqm, the new DC is now the second largest in the company’s Australian network and marks the first in a series of investments expected to deliver faster, more efficient, reliable services to customers.

The new facility located in Dexus’ Horizon 3023 Industrial Estate enables K-CA to double its storage capacity and to annually increase outbound deliveries of its well-known brands – Kleenex, U by Kotex, Huggies, Poise, Depend and VIVA – by more than 30%.

Increased shelf stock doesn’t equate to more deliveries, though, says K-CA. Through optimisation of transport routes, made possible by the new DC’s location, KC-A says it will reduce the number of trucks on the road annually by 700, along with reducing its carbon emissions by more than 880 tonnes. Solar installed on the roof, a fleet of electric forklifts and electric car charging stations will add to the reduction in the company’s carbon footprint.

“The opening of our new distribution centre in Victoria not only underscores K-CA’s pursuit of operational excellence, but also reaffirms our unwavering commitment to our customers and consumers, local manufacturing, and the planet,” says K-CA Managing Director Belinda Driscoll.

“With a sharp focus on sustainability and efficiency, the facility will enable us to better respond to the always on demands of Aussie shoppers while at the same time reducing our carbon footprint.

“We remain committed to making further investments that will enhance our supply chain in the years to come.”

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