Kaufland starts construction on $255m distribution centre

German Supermarket giant Kaufland has started construction on its first distribution centre (DC) in Australia. The facility has a total projected investment of $255 million and will create 600 new jobs in Mickleham, Victoria.

Kaufland Australian Directors Maximilian Wiedmann and Patrick Bezner thanked Hume City Council for their work in ensuring the DC met all planning and approval requirements and also announced Vaughan Construction as the builder of the facility.

On completion, Kaufland’s Distribution Centre will have more than 117,000 square metres of building area and 130 loading docks.

“Australia is one of the fastest growing regions in the world, and we are excited to grow with it. Our Distribution Centre will be the beating heart of our supply chain and will ensure we provide an uncomprising quality food shop for our customers” Maximilian Wiedmann said.

”Kaufland were very mindful that the European climate, construction and building materials can be very different than those in Australia and were thus keen to partner with a builder with a sound track record in delivering quality facilities along with the requisite experience building state-of-the-art temperature control areas,’’ Vaughan’s Senior Development Manager, Chris Telley, Senior Development Manager at Vaughan Constructions said.

In March 2019, Kaufland Australia announced the approval of it’s first three stores in Victoria at Dandenong, Epping and Chirnside Park in Victoria. Kaufland Australia has also received planning approval for two sites in South Australia.