Loscam opens depot in Sydney
Pallet pooling company Loscam recently celebrated the opening of its new depot located in Erskine Park, Sydney.
The 4400 m2 depot, which occupies over 4 ha, is set to improve the company’s local repair capacity by more than 50% with storage capacity exceeding 280,000 pallets. The facility also features a segregated plastics wash bay supported by a rainwater catchment system, an eco-friendly 600 m2 office and LED lighting.
Conveniently located at the arterial roads of the M4 and M7, the depot aims to make the company’s product lines more efficient through immediate improvement in truck loading/unloading turnaround, repair capabilities and flexibility.
Loscam’s executive vice president Australia and New Zealand, Daniel Bunnett, explained the value of the facility to the 100 guests gathered for the opening. He said, “This key investment further strengthens Loscam Australia’s capability to serve our growing customer base and product range. It also allows us to meet the quality expectations of the market as our customers embrace more automation within their warehouse operations.”
Erskine Park is not the first Australian depot Loscam has opened, as it follows the company’s Richmond facility in Brisbane three months ago. With two production facilities significantly increasing Loscam’s capacity, the company is expanding its Australian business, creating more efficient processes and catering to its 3500 Australian customers.
“This new depot has two main objectives: first and foremost to enhance Loscam’s support to our value customers with development and changes in the supply chain; and second, incorporate environmental friendly elements into each part of our operations,” said Sirin Limpaitoon, president of Loscam. “It’s also a solid proof of our continuous investment in infrastructure to support the growth of our Australian business.”
Other officiating guests included: Natasha Robertson, State Manager – NSW/ACT; Paul Hallett, Group Operations Director; Linda Tsui, Executive Vice President of Finance; and Kenny Tan, Executive Vice President SE Asia.
After cutting the ribbon, the management team and guests celebrated the opening with a Chinese dragon dance show in recognition of Loscam’s parent company, China Merchant Group.
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