Retailer hones in on NSW


beaumont tilesBeaumont Tiles’ expansion of its NSW presence has kicked up a gear with the tile and bathroomware retailer to open an $11 million distribution centre in Sydney’s west.

A deal has been signed by the Adelaide-based family company to locate the centre in the Bungaribee Estate at Huntingwood.
The facility will service most of the company’s existing 18 NSW stores, and up to a dozen new outlets.

The facility, with undercover hard stand areas, will span 10,000sqm.

“We’re looking at opening our new store sites mainly in metropolitan Sydney where we currently have five shops,” said Beaumont Tiles MD, Bob Beaumont.

“The distribution centre will service their needs as well as those of our future outlets.”

Beaumont Tiles COO, Danny Casey, said the distribution centre will be a brand new, high specification facility developed by Goodmans and built by Prime Constructions.

“It’s an ecologically sustainable design in keeping with our own green ethos,” Casey said.

“It will be a one stop shop for tradespeople in the greater west with a full range of glues, grouts, cleaners, tools, saws, and cutters and a wide range of tiles and pavers.”

The DC will have access to the M4 and M7 road links, feeding into the new WestConnex link and Port Botany.

“Beaumont Tiles moves about 60 semi-trailer loads of tiles through its Australian supply chain each week so access to efficient logistics is critical,” Beaumont said.

“Above all, the NSW expansion plan is a vote of confidence in the future of the retailing and home improvement and construction sectors.”

The distribution centre is expected to be operational by early 2014.

The first new store in its NSW expansion drive will be a franchised outlet at Caringbah, in Sydney’s southern suburbs.

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