Vaughan unveils fully automated warehouse

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VAUGHAN Constructions has completed a new fully automated highbay distribution centre for Woolworths in Melbourne’s south eastern suburb of Dandenong.

Reaching 45 meters tall, the $215 million facility is the largest industrial highbay structure in Victoria. The purpose-built facility boasts over 69,217 sqm of warehouse and corporate office space and the highbay alone has the capacity to house 60,000 pallets.

Vaughan Constructions managing director Andrew Noble said this is the largest single investment project in the company’s history under a design & construct contract.

With the multi-story racking systems, robotics technology, high-speed conveyors and sorting systems, the centre provides Woolworths with the capacity to sort and distribute stock at far greater levels of accuracy and at a pace not ready available in traditional warehousing operations.

A complex power control arrangement includes Australia’s largest commercial solar installation, with the capacity to generate the equivalent of 250 homes.

“Vaughan was appointed on the project off the back of the successful delivery of Woolworths’ first automated food processing facility, Woolworths Meats in Truganina.” Noble said.

Australian Property Journal