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​Synnex signs off on plans to build second Sydney warehouse

​Synnex signs off on plans to build second Sydney warehouse

Distributor adds second Sydney facility in response to strong market growth.

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Kee Ong - CEO, Synnex Australia and New Zealand

Kee Ong - CEO, Synnex Australia and New Zealand

Synnex has unveiled plans to build a second warehouse in Sydney, increasing capacity by 40 per cent as the distributor continues to expand its operations in Australia.

ARN can confirm that the new facility has been given the green light by board members, with construction expected to start in 2017.

At an estimated investment cost of $15 million, the new three-storey facility centre is expected to take two years to build, with an estimated completion date of around late 2018.

“We’re hoping to open in two years time,” Synnex Australia and New Zealand CEO, Kee Ong, told ARN.

“But that depends on council approval and there’s lots of other variables to consider.”

After opening its new high-tech logistics centre in Western Sydney in 2014 - at a cost of $45 million - Ong said the facility is currently at 80 per cent capacity, creating a need for more space in New South Wales.

As a result, plans have now been approved to build a second centre, incorporating advanced automation and configuration platforms into the design.

“Our new centre will be more advanced,” Ong said.

Within the facility will be a configuration centre, designed to provide asset-tagging services, software / firmware reworks and component upgrades and testing for all PC systems and devices.

In addition, the centre - which will be double the size of the distributor’s current Melbourne configuration centre - will allow Synnex to pre-build PC systems for both commercial and consumer markets, as well as offering build-to-order PCs upon request, alongside advanced technical troubleshooting capabilities.

Without confirming specifics, Ong said the new facility will also bring new jobs to the market, as the distributor continues to progress from a $500 million company into a $2 billion distribution powerhouse.

The announcement follows news that Synnex New Zealand has also expanded its capabilities, moving into its new Auckland warehouse in response to strong market growth across the Tasman.


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