McCormick to open headquarters in Melbourne early 2022
Global manufacturer of spices and other flavourful products McCormick & Company Inc has announced plans to open a new state-of-the-art, environmentally friendly, multi-purpose head office in Mentone. Currently under construction, the facility is on schedule to provide a boost to manufacturing in Melbourne from early 2022.
The multimillion-dollar complex will house the company’s new Australian head office, which will also incorporate a state-of-the-art technical innovation centre, a logistics centre and new corporate offices. Over 90 staff will work at the facility, which will serve as McCormick Australia’s innovation and collaboration hub for employees and customers.
The President of McCormick Asia Pacific, Daniel Moorfield, said “We are thrilled to reach this key milestone in building the McCormick Australia of the future. This new head office in Mentone is symbolic of our business transformation over the last four years and our strategic focus on growth within Asia Pacific.
“Melbourne is a fantastic place for us to make this investment, with first-class agricultural suppliers nearby, a dedicated Australian and Asia–Pacific customer base, and a transportation network that is amongst the best in the world.”
Managing Director of McCormick Australia, Paris Golden, said, “Like all McCormick’s operations globally, we are committed to delivering industry-leading financial performance while doing what is right for people, communities, and the planet.
“We extend our thanks to our developer partner, Goodman, and building partner, Texco, for bringing this vision to reality.”
Features of the new facility will include:
- the use of solar power generation, thermally efficient glass, solar roof panels and efficient energy systems to ensure the site has minimal impact on the community and environment;
- a new logistics centre will include a mega-canopy to expand the number of trucks the warehouse can accommodate. This space will increase the efficiency of loading and unloading trucks and provide a safe environment regardless of weather conditions;
- a design to meet the FM Global high protection rating, which is higher than the Australian Safety Standards in food safety and quality;
- next-generation office spaces with a people-centred design approach to allow employees to be their best at work. The design also encourages collaboration and inclusion to positively impact the company’s evolving culture, and drive engagement, ambition and aspirations for the future.
Designed to achieve a 5-Star Green rating by the Green Building Council of Australia, the facility will deliver fewer greenhouse gas emissions, use less electricity and water, and send less waste to landfill.
“Manufacturing remains a vital part of Melbourne’s economy and we are very pleased to invest in this world-class facility that will help cement Victoria as a global leader in food manufacturing. We look forward to formally opening the facility in early 2022,” Golden said.
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