POSTED: 14th June 2019

Daifuku BCS awarded contract to develop state-of-the-art high capacity storage solution for iconic Australian brand, Arnott’s

It was a significant turnout, as Blacktown Mayor, Stephen Bali joined Ümit Subasi, President Campbell International, VP Supply Chain Campbell International, Craig Funnell and Daifuku BCS CEO, Shaun Roper this week to break ground for the development of Arnott's new storage facility. The much loved, iconic Australian brand, now into its 154th year of operation is one of Asia Pacific's largest food manufacturers, employing over 2,000 Australian's nationwide.

Globally, the biscuit market is highly promising, with projected figures to reach USD 135 billion by 2023. The growth attributed to product innovation and increased demand for convenience food.

Arnott's exports continue to grow, with the Australian-made biscuits now being shipped to more than 40 countries around the world including Japan, the USA, Canada, United Kingdom, Indonesia, Tahiti and New Zealand.

The project will see Number 1 Material Handling Solutions Provider, Daifuku, develop a high capacity storage solution, to form as part of their existing manufacturing site in Huntington NSW.

Currently, the majority of Arnott's finished goods are held off-site. The project will not only increase Arnott's current on-site storage capacity, it will present a significant upgrade to the existing infrastructure across their automated warehouse systems, comprising of state-of-the-art technology including the implementation of Daifuku's unit load ASRS cranes, Sorting Transfer Vehicles (STV) and Goods to Person (GTP) stations for mixed case picking.

"Today's ceremony marks the next step in our ongoing commitment to innovation and future-proofing our business. Investment is a key element of Arnott's continued success, ensuring we continue to operate effectively in a global market, while the flow-on benefits to the country of an investment of this magnitude are significant.

The design strategy will incorporate the construction of a contemporary automated ambient warehouse, along with the removal of the existing automation and installation of a second new temperature controlled warehouse within the existing enclosure.

Cory Saunders, Daifuku BCS General Manager of Logistic Sales commented, "We began our engagement with the Arnott's team in early 2018. Since then, it has been a highly collaborative process through many evolutions of the solution to get to this stage of the project; the whole team delighted to work with such a highly regarded Australian brand."

The automation component of the project will be rolled out in two phases, with the first to go live in October 2020, the second phase going live in June 2021.


For media enquiries, please contact:
Contact: Kirsty Tull - Marketing and Communications, Daifuku BCS
Phone: +61 (0) 466 646 906
Email: [email protected]


About Daifuku BCS

Daifuku BCS, a subsidiary of Daifuku Co., Ltd, provides diverse material handling services, solutions, equipment and operational support within the logistics, manufacturing and airport industries. Our leading-edge solutions continue to revolutionise operations around the world, enhancing the productivity, accuracy, and customer service levels of our partners. With offices in New Zealand, Australia, Malaysia, Norway, and Canada, we continue to expand our global footprint.







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