Avery Dennison has celebrated the official opening of its new Victorian distribution centre in Moorabbin. The purpose-built facility demonstrates the company’s commitment to creating a more sustainable world and meeting the changing needs of its customers in Australia and New Zealand.
The new offices and distribution centre provide a much larger facility and space to showcase Avery Dennison’s wall graphics and window films than its previous building at Oakleigh South. The site comprises 5000 square metres of warehouse space, 1200 square metres of office space, and is the workplace for some 70 Avery Dennison employees. It houses key operational and business functions including Sales, Customer Service, Technical Support, Laboratory and Warehousing.
“This facility is not only built to empower us to be more responsive to changing customer needs, but it is also purpose-built for sustainability,” observed Jordan Leach, Business Director, Graphics Solutions, ANZ and ASEAN for Avery Dennison. “As we grow, we shall continue to be a force for good to our industry, stakeholders, and local communities.”
A key consideration of the building’s design is its sustainability credentials incorporating features designed to reduce CO₂ emissions, conserve water and provide better air quality as the company moves towards its goal of carbon neutrality by 2050.
A 152kW solar system, which is capable of fulfilling 50% of the company’s energy requirements, saves an estimated 20 tonnes of CO₂ emissions every month. To reduce the need for water and electricity, the centre is equipped with rainwater harvesting tanks for water reuse in toilets and landscaping, as well as a smart irrigation system, while LED lighting is installed throughout the office and warehouse. Both areas also feature skylights to let in natural light. In a further nod to its green credentials, low volatile organic compounds (VOC) paint, carpets and sealants were used in the fit-out.
“Becoming a more efficient and less wasteful business has helped us offset the rising costs of manufacturing,” said Cath Cornaggia, Commercial Director, Labels and Packaging Materials ANZ. “By creating a positive workspace for our team, we hope to cultivate meaningful and valued interactions with our customers. Our new building will help Avery Dennison meet our 2030 sustainability goals of conserving water and reducing carbon emissions by 70%.”
Avery Dennison’s new Victorian distribution centre in Moorabbin