In a move aimed at preserving its position as Australia's dominant IT distributor, Tech Pacific last week opened its state-of-the-art distribution centre. Officials claim the new warehouse will have the capacity to process up to 10,000 stock orders per day, a far cry from its current rate of 2500 a day.
Following the recent introduction of its 10,000 product online warehouse, Tech Pacific's 24,000 square metre Matraville edifice is expected to significantly improve the distributor's ability to handle large volumes of orders.
The new distribution centre is strategically positioned just 15 minutes from Sydney's CBD and will replace all of Tech Pacific's warehouses in Australia.
"This has been a huge project for Tech Pacific and a very successful one," Fiona Stewart, Tech Pacific's marketing and communications manager, said.
"The Matraville centre was designed to process up to 10,000 stock orders per day and will be one of the major factors in increasing our productivity and efficiency for 1999 and the years ahead."
Featuring MARC, a sophisticated management information system software package, and decked out with 6000 pallet positions, 11 receiving docks and 14 dispatch docks, the warehouse should allow Tech Pac to manage more than 25,000 products at any given time, officials claim.
According to Stewart, Tech Pac is "delighted" with the support it received from customers and partners who stand to benefit directly since the organisation's dispatch capability will increase significantly.
It is expected that the Matraville warehouse will also start supporting New Zealand markets in future.