The new facility in Edinburgh, South Australia, represents new efficiencies in supply chain by sitting next to the company’s processing plant.
The second of three new distribution centres consultant TMX is delivering for Inghams Group is complete in Edinburgh, South Australia.
The 15,380 sqm fridge and freezer facility, which achieved Practical Completion on April 18, will accommodate 100 staff. The facility sits adjacent to the company’s existing processing plant.
Sourcing a site next to Inghams’ processing plant will enable significant cost savings, in terms of transport and freight efficiency, as well as a significant reduction in environmental impact.
Inghams trusted us to deliver a facility on time and under budget that would align with their company’s environmental, social, and governance values, as well as ensuring they can continue to provide optimal customer service to their clients.
Inghams National Distribution Manager Chris Ong said it was a team effort.
“We are excited to be entering into the next phase of our distribution network strategy with the practical completion and go live of our new, state-of-the-art, and sustainably designed Adelaide Distribution Centre,” Mr. Ong said.
"Working closely with our property & supply chain partner TMX, we have designed a facility under 5 Star Green Star guidelines that will drive operational efficiencies and improve our ability to service customers across Australia and internationally."
To deliver a project of this size in Adelaide – through global supply chain challenges – is a testament to the collaboration of Inghams, TMX, Texco, and Goodman.
Developed by Goodman and built by Texco, TMX managed the multidisciplinary project from end-to-end, providing DC design, technical scoping, property procurement, and construction delivery management.
TMX remains on board, supporting Inghams’ operational transition into the new facility to ensure they are seeking full benefit of the strategic design outcomes in the live operations.
Designed to a 5-Star Green Star rating, the facility demonstrates Inghams’ commitment to carbon reductions, and is partly solar-powered, with 500kw of solar installed on its roof. Highly efficient refrigeration systems will reduce electrical consumption by 50% in comparison to older plants.
Last year, the first new facility opened in Truganina in Melbourne’s west. The third facility, in Hazelmere, Western Australia, will open later this year.
Inghams is the largest poultry provider across ANZ.
This article was originally published by The Industrialist on May 3, 2023.