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Specialty Fashion’s giant new distribution centre

specialty fashioinSpecialty Fashion Group is partnering with Toll Group to build a state-of-the-art retail distribution centre.

The 32,000 square metre distribution centre will be built by Logos Group Australia at the Prestons Logistics Estate, Sydney.

The apparel retailer said the new centre is being specifically designed to cater for the growing retail e-commerce market.

“Currently, Specialty Fashion Group sells a garment a second in Australia,” said Gary Perlstein, CEO, SFG. “We have worked with Toll to create a supply chain solution that enables our omni-channel strategy across all brands for a streamlined and memorable customer experience.”

Toll said it has worked closely with the fashion retailer to design a distribution centre that “will meet the demands of the retailer’s recent growth, and support its continual focus on improving omni-channel delivery including online and ‘click and collect’ ordering.”

The logistics company has designed the facility to include several automation technologies including a multi-shuttle tote storage system, goods-to-person pick stations, automated and ergonomic e-commerce processing stations, automatic carton optimisation machines and a tier one warehouse management system.

The facility will employ around 120 warehouse operators and is expected to despatch over 90 million units annually. Construction is expected to be completed in October 2017.

“We are excited to announce our plans for this innovative distribution centre – an Australian first in automation for eCommerce processing and distribution,” said Brian Kruger, CEO, Toll.

“Our aim at Toll is to connect people and products, and we look forward to working with Specialty Fashion Group to enable a fast, efficient and cost effective supply chain for its customers.”

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