Coles Group has opened the largest automated distribution centre (ADC) of its kind in the southern hemisphere at Goodman’s Redbank Motorway Estate in Queensland.
Equivalent to the size of two Suncorp stadiums, when operating at full capacity, the 66,000 sqm site can process up to four million cases per week and can hold over 18,000 ambient products.
The facility will provide a safer, more efficient and sustainable supply chain, servicing 219 supermarkets in QLD and Northern NSW. Combined with Witron technology, the new ADC at Goodman’s Redbank Motorway Estate will streamline operations enabling better on-shelf product availability for customers.
The ADC was officially opened by Prime Minister Anthony Albanese MP, Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk MP, Coles Group Chairman James Graham and former Coles Group CEO Steven Cain, with Goodman Australia’s CEO Jason Little in attendance.
At the launch, Coles CEO Steven Cain said, “modernising our operations is how we improve efficiency and availability in our stores and deliver higher service levels for our customers, team members and suppliers.”
Redbank Motorway estate is strategically located adjacent to the Ipswich Motorway and is just 28km south-west of Brisbane CBD, with a population reach of 2.4 million people within a 60-minute drivetime*.
To date, Goodman has developed 66 hectares of the site for large multi-national and domestic companies including DB Schenker, FedEx, Bapcor, Zenexus and Australia Post. The 49,000 sqm Australia Post facility is the largest parcel processing and sortation facility in Australia.
With an additional 50 hectares remaining available for development, there are opportunities at Redbank for high-quality, purpose-built warehouse and office spaces from 6,000 – 80,000 sqm.