L’Oréal Groupe has signed a lease for a major new 14,533sqm Goodman Group facility – which will become the group’s second Australian distribution centre in Redbank, Queensland.
L’Oréal Australia and New Zealand has committed to a new seven-year lease for a modern, $40 million site, which will support the workload of its existing distribution centre in Melbourne. The warehouse will feature an optimised internal layout and sizing to streamline future business and operations, delivering a strong outcome for its 30 beauty brands in a highly competitive industrial market.
At L’Oréal ANZ, we are dedicated to delivering exceptional products and services to our valued customers and partners,” said Rodrigo Pizarro, CEO of L’Oréal ANZ. “The establishment of our new distribution centre in Brisbane represents a significant milestone in our growth strategy. This expansion will enable us to better serve our customers by reducing delivery times and ensuring products are readily available when and where they are needed.”
L’Oréal ANZ joined forces with supply chain consultant and long-term partner TMX Global to undertake a comprehensive expression of interest and tender program, identifying existing building opportunities as well as permit approved sites and speculative facilities that could meet its requirements.
The result was the procurement of a premium grade distribution centre, which aligned with L’Oréal ANZ’s plans for future company growth alongside its corporate and sustainability requirements. The beauty giant has been committing to tackle the issue of climate change for over 15 years.
In 2020, with the L’Oréal For the Future programme, new targets were put in place to ensure business activities were respectful of the “planetary boundaries. In 2015, L’Oréal was among the first one hundred companies to join the Science-Based Targets initiative, which encourages businesses to align their path to decarbonisation. In fact, all
L’Oréal sites are carbon neutral in both Australia and New Zealand, and this was achieved through improving energy efficiency and using 100% renewable energy.
L’Oréal ANZ is on track to open to its new, purpose-built Queensland facility early next year, signalling a new era for the company, according to its DC Future State Project Director Con Vasilopoulos.
“We identified that we were nearing capacity at our existing distribution centre, and saw an opportunity to support our operations through a second national facility in Queensland. The result will allow us to streamline our operations and meet the changing demands of our growing client base.”
TMX Global coordinated the timely delivery of L’Oréal ANZ’s new facility to support the existing capacity of the Melbourne site, said Director Matthew Frazer-Ryan.
“L’Oréal ANZ’s site requirements were detailed and specific, we are proud to have supported their timeline and operational requirements, and are on track to produce an end result that exceeds their expectations, and that the entire TMX Global team is exceptionally proud of.”
PRESS CONTACT | Kelly Fall-Armytage, Media Relations Manager, L'Oréal Australia & New Zealand