Online retailer Catch.com.au has announced expansion of its fulfillment network with a new fulfilment centre in the greater Sydney area to serve surging Australian ecommerce demand, after securing a 36,000-square metre plot in Moorebank, in south-west Sydney.
The site, scheduled to open in Q1 2022, will be the third fulfilment centre for the online retailer and marketplace, and the first outside Victoria.
Catch.com.au’s Managing Director Pete Sauerborn says the expansion would benefit customers across Australia, particularly in Queensland and New South Wales, with an even greater product offering and improved delivery times.
“We are thrilled to be opening our first fulfilment centre in New South Wales, expanding our national footprint and helping our customers get the products they need when they need them, right across Australia.”
“The Sydney fulfilment centre will allow us to serve customers more quickly and efficiently, particularly in New South Wales and Queensland.”
The announcement comes on the back of a bumper year for Australian ecommerce, with growth of online purchasing surging to 57% year-on-year to $50.46 billion, according to Australia Post research.
The facility will advance Catch’s commitment to innovation and automation in fulfilment, providing high-value advanced manufacturing, robotics and intelligent systems jobs in New South Wales.
“The Moorebank fulfilment centre will be our most technologically sophisticated centre to date,” Mr Sauerborn said.
“We are thrilled to be able to create high-tech jobs of the future while building, operating and maintaining the state-of-the-art facility that will enable Aussie shoppers to receive their purchases more efficiently, reliably and quickly than ever before.”