Beverage distribution specialist, BevChain, has signed a new warehousing agreement with Woolworths Group’s supply chain arm, Primary Connect in New South Wales.
The warehousing agreement will see BevChain, a wholly owned subsidiary of Linfox, manage beverage warehousing from a new liquor distribution centre (DC) in Kemps Creek in NSW.
More than 150 new leadership, specialist and frontline warehouse roles will be created to support the partnership.
As Primary Connect finalises the transformation of its NSW supply chain network, the 35,000sqm state-of-the-art liquor DC will service more than 400 Dan Murphy’s and BWS outlets across NSW, further reinforcing logistics capability at a time when robust supply chains are increasingly important across Australia.
“We are excited about this new agreement with our valued customer, which speaks to the reputation of trust earned by BevChain to help Woolworths Group grow stronger with smarter supply chain solutions,” said Misha Shliapnikoff, BevChain President.
“BevChain’s beverage expertise, scale and agility helps position our customers for future growth while remaining flexible enough to respond to shifts in demand,” he said.
The new development at Kemps Creek, according to Chris Brooks, Woolworths Group Director, Transport and Primary Connect, is an exciting step in the journey of Primary Connect to become Australia and New Zealand’s next-generation supply chain.
“We look forward to the service improvements we’ll see for Endeavour Group, and we’re pleased to strengthen our partnership with BevChain through this development,” he said.
With construction already underway, the new site will be fully operational by early 2023, with new roles being advertised in the next few weeks.