Simplot Australia is a diverse food business that includes vegetable, meat and seafood manufacturing operations that supply chilled, frozen and shelf stable products to Australia’s major supermarkets and Foodservice customers. Simplot owns a number of well known food brands including Birds Eye, Leggos, Chiko, Edgell and John West among others.
With the purpose of improving operations by taking more control of the real estate involved in its supply chain, Simplot has committed to a pre-lease with the Dexus Property Group at their Truganina industrial estate in Melbourne’s west. Qanstruct worked closely with Dexus and Simplot to come up with a storage and logistics solution that also incorporates the opportunity for automation technologies.
The main components for the new facility included a 19,850m² warehouse together with 520m² of office and over 4,000m2 of cantilevered and super canopies. Qanstruct is also procuring the racking solution for the warehouse. The building incorporates a number of sustainability initiatives as part of the design and construction with special emphasis on power and water efficiency. The new logistics warehouse will be the second design and construct project delivered for Simplot by Qanstruct, having previously completed the head office and research facility for the food giant back in 2004.
The facility is due for completion in March 2018.