Philmac’s Tasmanian customers can access the entire range of Philmac products under one roof with the new distribution centre. Designed to cater for Philmac’s expanding presence in the Tasmanian market, along with the joint distribution of Philmac Aquadux civil and plumbing products, the warehouse will ensure local customers continue to receive high service levels.
General Manager, Sales and Marketing, Jason Mitchell said that the growth of sales in Tasmania justified the increased investment in the state. The growth in sales along with the integration of the Aquadux range of civil and plumbing products meant the warehouse needed a significant increase in space and capabilities. He also stated that when designing the new facility, Philmac had to ensure that it was able to cope with more than 1400 different products of varying shapes and sizes.
Philmac products range from micro-irrigation pieces through to five metre lengths of large bore pipe and the new facility ensures efficiency in all aspects of operations. For the first time, Philmac specialist plumbing and civil ranges will be warehoused under the same roof as traditional Philmac products, Jason Mitchell added.
This allows customers to consolidate their product purchases and get everything they need in the one order. Located in Launceston, the 2000m² facility is equipped with leading distribution systems as well as display and training facilities.
Philmac’s Tasmanian customer base has expanded over the years and an increase in capacity is needed in order to offer a continued high service level. The warehouse has been utilised since September but will be officially opened in November.