Toyota Material Handling Australia facility brings Vaughan pipeline to near half $billion

8 June 2022

 The contract for a new Toyota Material Handling Australia facility within Victoria’s south-eastern industrial heartland of Dandenong South has brought Vaughan Constructions’ number of projects underway across the nation to a staggering 22, worth more than $460 million.

Located on a 30,000 square metre allotment in Discovery Road, the new 16,500 square metre TMHA project will comprise warehousing, office and hardstand components specifically designed for the company’s material handling operations including the assembly, sales, hire and servicing of forklifts, scissor lifts, skid steer loaders, sweepers and scrubbers, pallet jacks, elevated work platforms, and automatic guided vehicles, and a demonstration area to showcase excavators.

Vaughan Director, Mark Byrne, said Vaughan Constructions was delighted to have been appointed on the project together with Bruce McDonald’s Keystone Property & Project Management group.

“Toyota Material Handling Australia has a peerless reputation for its pursuit of quality, perfection and reliability and we at Vaughan are delighted to again be associated with that brand,

“The features of this build really exemplify the workplace philosophy and culture of the Toyota company and its recognition that its staff is its most important asset.

 “To that end the overall design has an undeniable emphasis on workplace amenity including a large office area of nearly 4,000 square metres, a high quality fitout and features such as expansive breakout areas and extensive landscaping including integrated courtyards,’’ Mr Byrne said.

The project is due for completion in February 2023.

Vaughan’s portfolio includes some of the largest industrial structures in the Southern Hemisphere, including the 100,000sqm Mickleham Distribution Centre, and Woolworths’ 45 metre high bay Southern Regional Distribution Centre (MSRDC) in Melbourne, as well as large distribution facilities for Dulux, Aldi and Coca-Cola on top of numerous commercial, residential and retail projects.