Halifax Vogel Group (HVG Decorative Building Products ) has opened a new state-of-the-art office and warehouse complex in Melbourne for its group of importing and distribution companies.
The 8,000m² complex built on a 22,500m² site is HVG’s largest in Australia and represents a $7.5 million investment in the future growth of the group in Victoria.
Located in Derrimut in Melbourne’s western suburbs, the new complex replaces premises at Maidstone and Hallam, and will house staff from all HVG divisions including SmartStone, Alucobond Architectural and Octanorm Australia.
The new complex will provide greater space and facilities for the distribution of HVG’s diverse product range, which includes aluminium composite material, graphics media, industrial fabrics, decorative building products, engineered stone and exhibition systems.
Bruce Rayment, Chief Executive Officer, HVG expects the complex to bring HVG’s Melbourne-based teams closer together.
Having operated on two sites in metropolitan Melbourne since August 2007, when Alucobond Architectural and Octanorm Australia were acquired, Mr Rayment says that the opening of the state-of-the-art office and warehouse complex will finally bring all their teams together under one roof in a safe and spacious working environment.
He adds that the new complex will also enable them to increase the inventory they hold in Melbourne and improve the efficiency of their manufacturing leading to enhanced service levels for Victorian customers.
The new site also provides capacity for a further 4,000m² of warehouse space to be built in the future.
HVG is next preparing to open a $2.5 million office and warehouse complex in Perth.