Consumables and office products distributor, Daisytek is pumping $1.4 million into its Sydney national distribution centre to accommodate a forecast 35 per cent growth in business during 2002.
Having recently added office products to its consumables wholesaling heritage, Daisytek is planning to turn on a new fully automated system in its 1800 square metres warehouse on February 1.
Paul Connelly, managing director of Daisytek said the company aims to operate as a "full logistics partner for resellers" in consumables and office products. New initiatives from Daisytek "could save resellers 4 - 6 per cent in operational costs", a press statement claimed.
"We're in a game of increasingly tight margins," Connelly said. "The next logical step is to offer a complete logistics service for both IT and office products that can further reduce handling and distribution costs for resellers."
Connelly said Daisytek has achieved 35 - 40 per cent growth for the last four years and confidently forecast 35 per cent growth for the coming year.
"We've achieved status as the largest IT supplies wholesaler in Australia; now, with our new facility, we plan to match this in the office products market."