Catch is growing its logistics network with a new fulfilment centre to be built in Moorebank in south-west Sydney.
A 36,000 square metre plot will hold the business’ first DC outside of Victoria, which aims to help Catch keep pace with the impressive growth in e-commerce seen since the pandemic begun, with Australia Post having seen online purchases jump 57 per cent year-on-year.
The site is scheduled to open in the first quarter of 2022, and will be Catch’s most technologically sophisticated distribution centre to date.
“We are thrilled to be opening our first fulfilment centre in New South Wales, expanding our national footprint and helping our customers get the products they need when they need them, right across Australia,” Catch managing director Pete Sauerborn said.
“The Sydney fulfilment centre will allows us to serve customers more quickly and efficiently, particularly in New South Wales and Queensland.”
The Sydney facility will further Catch’s automation efforts in its fulfilment centres, and will create advanced manufacturing, robotics and intelligent systems jobs in New South Wales.
Last year the business said it was adding over 100 autonomous robots to its Victorian distribution centre – the largest rollout of autonomous robots across Australia and New Zealand, and a decision which unlocked the ability for Catch to manage an additional 80,000 product lines.