The construction of flour and bakery manufacturer Allied Pinnacle’s new 11,800sq m purpose-built facility at Horizon 3023 industrial estate in Victoria’s Ravenhall is officially underway, following the ceremonial turning of the first sod at the new site on December 13, 2023.
Located in Melton, Victoria, the Horizon 3023 distribution centre is set to be its largest and represents the next phase of Allied Pinnacle’s supply chain strategy.
The lease agreement means the new distribution centre will service a number of Australian states and territories including Victoria, South Australia, and Tasmania.
The state-of-the-art facility is set to open in 2025, providing a boost to the Victorian economy. The ceremonial sod turning was attended by Allied Pinnacle General Manager of Supply Chain Manjiv Fernando, Dexus’s Head of Development, Andrew McDonald, and Melton City Council Mayor Cr Kathy Majdlik and members of the extended Allied Pinnacle team.
Allied Pinnacle’s General Manager of Supply Chain, Manjiv Fernando said the event marked an extraordinary milestone.
“Work is commencing on the building of our biggest facility to date. It’s a project that will allow us to continue to deliver world-leading innovation and meet the needs of our customers and Australian consumers,”he said.
“Allied Pinnacle bakes the future from flour and has done so for over 100 years. We are looking forward to the next 100 years and the boundless opportunities that will arise from this site.”
Dexus’s Head of Development (South), Andrew McDonald said, “We are honoured to have been chosen by Allied Pinnacle as the location where their new facility will be built.”
“The estate’s premium location in Melbourne’s Western Growth Corridor with convenient access to freight and logistics networks continues to attract leading global and Australian brands.”
The distribution centre will feature a Test Kitchen for customers, integrated fit out, corporate office, 39m hardstand, super awning for all weather loading, 16.8m ridge height for vertical expansion and integrated sustainability measures.