Construction has begun on German supermarket Kaufland’s $255 million distribution centre (DC) in Mickleham, Victoria.
Vaughan Construction was selected as the builder of the facility, which is expected to create 600 new jobs.
The facility will have more than 117,000 square metres of building area and 130 loading docks upon completion.
Kaufland Australian Directors Maximilian Wiedmann and Patrick Bezner thanked Hume City Council for its work in ensuring the DC met all planning and approval requirements.
“Australia is one of the fastest growing regions in the world, and we are excited to grow with it,” Wiedmann said.
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“Our distribution centre will be the beating heart of our supply chain and will ensure we provide an uncomprising quality food shop for our customers.”
Vaughan Constructions Senior Development Manager, Chris Telley, said Kaufland was mindful that the European climate, construction and building materials can be very different to those in Australia.
“[Kaufland was] keen to partner with a builder with a sound track record in delivering quality facilities along with the requisite experience building state-of-the-art temperature control areas,’’ Telly said.
In March 2019, Kaufland Australia announced the approval of its first three stores in Victoria at Dandenong, Epping and Chirnside Park in Victoria. Kaufland Australia has also received planning approval for two sites in South Australia.