Fuji Xerox Australia (FXA) has closed its Mascot warehouse this week as a result of further consolidations within the business.
FXA regional and local support service and the customer training team will relocate from Mascot to the new centre located in Rosehill, which is roughly a 40 minute drive from the Sydney suburb.
The new 8,852 square metres facility will accommodate an "extra" 70 people, FXA said in a statement. A customised lab environment for customer support and an updated showroom will also be hosted in the new warehouse.
The relocation marks a pivotal moment for the Fuji Xerox Australia business, positioning it well for future growth, according to Rhys Huett, general manager of supply chain and customer support at Fuji Xerox Australia.
"The unification of our teams will better position Fuji Xerox Australia to meet the current and future expectations of our customers, and the competitive pressures of today's market.
"Furthermore, as a centre of excellence for eco-manufacturing and customer support, this facility will optimise our product life-cycle and minimise product waste and be a source of innovation both locally and regionally in Asia Pacific," Huett said.
FXA was not clear about whether there were any redundancies related to this move.
As first reported by ARN, in January 2018 Fuji Xerox Printers (FXP) was integrated under FXA with the combined business planning a direct approach to market its products.
Prior to that, FXA found itself in hot water in 2017 after the full breadth of the company’s accounting scandal across Australia and New Zealand became known.
Later ARN revealed that out of more than 50 FXP's staff in Australia, just four have been offered a full-time position after the integration of the business into Fuji Xerox Australia.
Local FXP staff were told around February 2018 that employees would be either offered a position at Fuji Xerox Australia or a redundancy, which would be effective as at the end of March.
It is understood that many of the former FXP staff in Australia have found placements with the company's competitors, including Epson, HP and Lexmark, to name a few.
Fuji Xerox Australia is an affiliate of Fuji Xerox Japan, owned by Fuji Xerox Asia Pacific based in Singapore.