Distributor Synnex has shifted to a new location in Melbourne this week, and unveiled plans to build a new state-of-the-art automated warehouse which is due to be operational within two years.
The new site is also in the suburb of South Oakleigh, as was the previous headquarters. It is on a 10-acre block and includes 17,000 and 2000 square metres of warehouse and office space respectively.
A spokesperson for Synnex said the property and building were purchased for $10.5 million, with work starting immediately on a $1 million refurbishment. Once that has been completed, work will begin on a new $8.5 million facility which will include a fully automated warehouse.
Synnex said the new warehouse being built will be "the first of its kind anywhere in the world". It has a stated goal of attempting to break new ground in IT warehousing by incorporating state-of-the-art technology and developing intellectual property which it can export to other Synnex operations and even broader distribution markets.
The refurbishment of the existing premises at the new location will be completed in time for an official opening ceremony on August 16 o commemorate the company's 10th anniversary in Australia.
Synnex employs 120 people, and had a turnover of $201 million in 2000. It distributes for vendors such as Intel, Microsoft, Seagate, Philips, D-Link, Viewsonic, Liteon, Yamaha, Abit, Gigabyte, TekRam and HP.
Synnex's new address: 92 Carroll Road, South Oakleigh, Victoria 3167. Ph: (03) 8542 8888, Fax: (03) 8542 8800.