Winning Group launches new QLD DC with 5 star green star design & as built rating
By Winning Group Communications Team
10 February 2023
Leading Australian retail entity, Winning Group has officially launched a new 45,750 sqm purpose-built and world-class distribution centre in Wacol, Brisbane.
The new Wacol distribution centre targets a 5 Star Green Star Design and As Built rating, and is a significant increase from the Group’s current Brisbane DC of 18,000 sqm and boasts 54 loading docks, ensuring future growth and expansion. The DC will be the base of Winning Group’s logistics and end-mile business, Winning Services and continue to service the Group’s business entities including; Appliances Online, Winning Appliances, Andoo, Home Clearance, Rogerseller, Spence & Lyda as well as third-party logistics partners, including iFit and Sub-Zero & Wolf.
Mick Bunt, General Manager, Winning Services commented: “We are thrilled to be opening our new world-class distribution centre in Wacol, Brisbane, which is our largest DC in Winning Group’s history. As part of our mission to create the best experiences in the world, for the world we are delighted to share this DC has a 5 Star Green Star Design and As Built rating. Our new Wacol DC is ideally located just over 20km from Brisbane’s CBD, ensuring that our growing Queensland customer base will continue to receive our industry-leading service, for which we hold a world-leading Net Promoter Score. Providing legendary care is at the heart of what we do at Winning Services, not just for our customers, but also our team. Safety is a business priority alongside service and efficiency, which is why we are proud to work with and have workplace safety advocate Patrizia Cassaniti, from Touched by Christopher at our launch.
“We would like to thank our partners LOGOS and Vaughns Constructions for their continued support, as well as our supply partners, teams and customers and we look forward to continuing to provide our customers with our legendary care, from our new location in Wacol”, said Mr Bunt.
Alice Kuepper, Head of Sustainable Business and CSR, Winning Group said, “We are proud that our new 5 Star Green Star Wacol distribution centre has been designed and constructed with people and the planet in mind. Our new DC will achieve key sustainability outcomes including energy reduction through solar panels, responsible building materials, diversion of construction and demolition waste, water efficiency and infrastructure for electric vehicles. Our DC is also meeting all the operational waste requirements so that we can continue to facilitate the recycling of products and also packaging for our customers. Since 2005 we have recycled more than 80,000 tons of appliances and electronics and in our DC, we have dedicated areas for sorting EPS, cardboard and soft plastic. We are also honoured to launch our DC and pay our respect to the Yuggara/Jagera and Turrbal peoples by having a Traditional Elder deliver a Welcome to Country. We are committed to reconciliation with Australia's First Nations peoples through the Reconciliation Action Plan program”.
Head of LOGOS Australia and New Zealand, Darren Searle, said: “We are thrilled to have partnered with Winning Services on this major distribution centre at our 18.2-hectare Wacol Logistics Hub and to have developed the speciality facility to market-leading standards, facilitating Winning Group’s growth in region. The Winning Group’s businesses, Appliances Online and Winning Appliances, are much-loved, household names in Australia and as the demand for e commerce continues to grow, LOGOS’ role is to support its customers in fulfilling this demand through developing environmentally friendly, high-tech, speciality facilities that will facilitate sustainable long-term growth. We are proud that the facility is on track to achieve a 5 Star Green Star Design and As-Built rating, and that we were able to complete this 45,740sqm distribution centre for Winnings in a 10-month period.”