Kimberly-Clark Australia cuts ribbon for new DC in Victoria

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Kimberly-Clark Australia (KCA) has officially opened its new distribution centre in Ravenhall, Victoria, bolstering the manufacturing company’s supply chain and operational efficiency. 

Spanning over 23,000 sqm, the new distribution centre is situated in Dexus’ Horizon 3021 Industrial Estate and is now the largest in K-CA’s Australian network. 

The facility scales K-CA’s storage capacity and enables the company to annually increase outbound deliveries of its well-known brands, such as Kleenex, U by Kotex, Huggies, Poise, Depend, and VIVA, by more than 30 per cent. 

Through the new DC’s location, KC-A expects to optimise its transport delivery routes, reducing the number of trucks on the road annually by 700 and cutting its carbon emissions by more than 880 tonnes. 

The new distribution centre is powered by solar power and is equipped with a fleet of electric forklifts and electric car charging stations, leading to further cuts in the K-CA’s carbon footprint. 

“The opening of our new distribution centre in Victoria not only underscores Kimberly-Clark Australia’s pursuit of operational excellence, but also reaffirms our unwavering commitment to our customers and consumers, local manufacturing, and the planet,” said Belinda Driscoll, managing director at Kimberly-Clark Australia

“With a sharp focus on sustainability and efficiency, the facility will enable us to better respond to the always-on demands of Aussie shoppers while at the same time reducing our carbon footprint.”

Operating since 1926, Kimberly-Clark Australia is a leading global manufacturer of essential hygiene products that employs approximately 700 people across Australia and New Zealand. 

The majority of the company’s Australian workforce is employed at its paper manufacturing facility in Millicent, South Australia, where Kleenex and Scott paper towel products are made.