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Daimler Truck chooses DB Schenker to operate new Melbourne warehouse

Daimler Truck has chosen DB Schenker to run its new major Melbourne warehouse, which includes a 20,000sqm warehouse

Daimler Truck has announced it has selected global logistics company DB Schenker to operate its new 20,000sqm warehouse in Melbourne.

The new warehouse is located roughly 23km from Melbourne’s CBD and 20km from Tullamarine Airport. Daimler Truck says the site has been designed to strengthen its supply stock and parts sector for Australia and New Zealand, including stocking everything from small washers to full truck cabs.

“This warehouse is the first Daimler Truck operation in the world to stock parts for three different truck brands all under the one roof,” DB Schenker Australia and New Zealand Cluster CEO Craig Davison says.

“Daimler Truck Australia Pacific offers a vast range of class-leading vehicles covering every segment of the Australian road freight industry with its Mercedes-Benz, Freightliner and Fuso trucks, as well as Fuso buses.

“We were delighted to build on our long-term and productive relationship with Daimler Truck with the contract to operate this new warehouse.”

The warehouse has more than 70,000 individual locations, including a 4,000sqm mezzanine level and customised racking to store large truck cabs.

A super awning approximately 3,400sqm was constructed so that parts could be loaded and unloaded in full protection from the weather, while the warehouse itself has a high clearance section with additional pallet storage above 10m in height.

The building has a five star Green Star rating and includes EV charging stations that staff can use, a focus on recycling and LED lighting with motion control throughout the facility. The focus on sustainability aligns with DB Schenker’s global commitment towards a more sustainable future.

In addition to operating the warehouse, DB Schenker also handles the leasing of the premises in Melbourne’s west.

“We worked with Daimler Truck to find a solution that suited their needs now, and into the future. The site typically has more than 50 onsite employees on any given day, with more during peak demand periods,” Davison says.

“There’s flexibility built into the warehouse operations because we know needs can change. The combination of this state-of-the-art warehouse with DB Schenker’s operational experience will help maximise customer uptime by ensuring that truck and bus parts are where they need to be, when they need to be there.

“Daimler Truck is a world-class brand, and DB Schenker has been able to leverage our considerable global experience and resources to set up warehouse operations that maximise efficiency and help Daimler Truck deliver on its customer service goals.”

Daimler Truck Australia Pacific president and CEO Daniel Whitehead says the introduction of the new warehouse represents a big step forward for the company.

“This new dedicated truck and bus parts warehouse is at the centre of our commitment to our customers across Australia,” Whitehead says.

“I would like to thank DB Schenker for working with us to introduce this sustainable state-of-the-art facility that will allow us to better serve our customers and meet their specific needs.”

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