Logistics, Trades - Arnott's Breaks Ground In West Sydney
Arnott's has begun building a new, fully automated warehousing facility in the Western Sydney suburb of Huntingwood that promises to use the latest state of the art kit.
Once completed, the new facility will increase storage from 6,000 pallets of Tim Tams and other biscuits to 28,000, which will travel along the baking process with new gear from Arnott's partner in the project Daifuku of Japan, which has an impressive record in everything from manufacturing lines to car washes to airport baggage-handling systems.
The $65 Million price tag raises the company's total investment in manufacturing and warehousing infrastructure in Australia in recent years to more than a quarter billion dollars.
"This marks the next step in our ongoing commitment to innovation and future-proofing our business. Investment is a key element of Arnott's continued success, ensuring we continue to operate effectively in a global market, while the flow-on benefits to the country of an investment of this magnitude are significant," said Craig Funnell, vice president of supply chain at the biscuit company’s parent organisation, Campbell International.
"For Arnott's, manufacturing in Australia is part of our DNA. We proudly employ over 2,000 Australians and more than 99 percent of our products sold in Australia are manufactured in Australia using quality ingredients like Australian wheat. Arnott's supports farmers and local businesses within Australia, spending $500 Million each year on raw ingredients, packaging and other services," he added.