Go west they said, and truck maker Hino is doing just that with the announcement that it will be moving its parts distribution centre from its current headquarters at Carringbah in Sydney’s South, to a new site at Horsley Park in Sydney’s outer west.
The company says it is part of an overall long-term business expansion, and recently signed a lease on an all new bu\ilding to facilitate the move.
“Hino has decided to relocate our Parts Distribution Centre to an all-new site in the western suburbs of Sydney, with building expected to be finished in the second quarter of 2021,” said Greg Bleasel, general manager – product support for Hino Australia.
“It will optimise our supply chain network, by providing a better and faster service to our customer and dealers and allow Hino to respond to the projected growth in vehicle sales and parts demand over the coming years,” he continued.
The new parts distribution centre will be on the Horsley Park Estate which is located within the established industrial areas of Horsley Park and Eastern Creek as well as Western Sydney’s Employment Area (WSEA).
The new Hino facility will occupy an all-new 9230 square metre, high-tech facility comprising a warehouse, office and car park.
Hino says it’s Australia head office administration centre will remain at its current location in the southern Sydney suburb of Caringbah. Hino head office has owned and occupied the site in Caringbah for about 25 years and when it first opened it was surrounded by empty lots. Since then it has been surrounded by other warehouses and factories and the value of the land has risen sharply
The company says the investment in the expanded Parts Distribution Centre facilities will allow it and its dealer network to ‘meet the forecast future business expansion and meet the growing needs of its customers’.