Sandvik moves to new logistics park

news-sandvik2

Sandvik breaks ground on new Perth workshop at Roe Highway Logistics Park LHS – RHS – Andrew Dawson (Sandvik, Business Line Manager, Load & Haul), Ben Lisle (Hesperia, Managing Director), Debora Paula (Sandvik, Applications Engineer APAC), Brett Kervin (Sandvik, Operations Manager Service – North & South) and Judd Dyer (Hesperia, Director)

business-news-300x48
By Katie McDonald

Date: 24.11.2020

Global engineering firm Sandvik Mining and Rock Technology has signed a long-term lease for a purpose-built workshop at Roe Highway Logistics Park in Kenwick.

Global engineering firm Sandvik Mining and Rock Technology has signed a long-term lease for a purpose-built workshop at Roe Highway Logistics Park in Kenwick.

The mining and construction equipment provider will move into a purpose-built workshop and office comprising approximately 4,500 square metres, located on a 16,000sqm site.

Construction on the building is under way, with expected completion in 2021.

The 56-hectare logistics park was launched in 2019 and is located adjacent to the future Kenwick Rail Freight Facility, also expected to be completed next year.

Sandvik business line manager Nathan Cunningham said the Roe Highway Logistics Park provided an opportunity for the business to improve efficiencies and better support its client base.

“The strategic location of our new workshop will enable us to further support our WA customers and the purpose-built design will improve equipment repairs, inspections and our rebuild capability for our equipment offering,” he said.

“The increased size, additional bays and design will enable our full trained service engineers, aftermarket support and technology specialists the ability to work more efficiently.”

Savills director of industrial and business services Matthew Hopkins assisted in securing the pre-lease deal.

The Roe Highway Logistics Park is now 80 per cent committed, with other tenants including BP Australia, Northline, CHEP, Expro and KTrans.

The estate was developed by a consortium including Hesperia, Gibb Group and Fiveight (the property arm of Andrew Forrest’s Tattarang).

“Businesses such as Sandvik see the value in securing a prime location along with modern premises that will give them the ability to have the flexibility to support growing demand for future products,” Hesperia managing director Ben Lisle said.

Rainwater harvesting and energy-efficient lighting are among the sustainability initiatives part of Sandvik’s new home.

Hesperia director Judd Dyer said the logistics park featured a range of sustainability design and functionality initiatives.

“We are on the path to achieving carbon neutrality and have a heavy focus on energy, recycling, environmental sustainability and water efficiencies,” Mr Dyer said.

“Providing brand new, purpose-built facilities for our tenants allows us to incorporate these features and help future-proof their operations.”