Daimler Truck chooses DB Schenker to operate major new warehouse in Melbourne

DB Schenker Australia and New Zealand

Daimler Truck has selected global logistics leader DB Schenker to operate its new 20,000 square metre warehouse in Melbourne, encompassing more than 44,000 SKUs for truck and bus parts.

The new warehouse, located about 23km from the Melbourne CBD and 20km from Tullamarine Airport, has been designed to strengthen Daimler Truck’s ability to supply stock and parts across Australia and New Zealand, and stocks everything from small washers to full truck cabs.

“This warehouse is the first Daimler Truck operation in the world to stock parts for three different truck brands all under the one roof,” says Craig Davison, CEO, DB Schenker Australia and New Zealand Cluster.

“Daimler Truck Australia Pacific offers a vast range of class-leading vehicles covering every segment of the Australian road freight industry with its Mercedes-Benz, Freightliner, and Fuso trucks, as well as Fuso buses.

“We were delighted to build on our long-term and productive relationship with Daimler Truck with the contract to operate this new warehouse,” he adds.

The warehouse has more than 70,000 individual locations, including a 4,000 square meter mezzanine level, and customised racking to store large truck cabs. A super awning approximately 3,400 square metres was constructed so that parts could be loaded and unloaded in full protection from the weather. The warehouse itself has a high clearance section, with additional pallet storage above 10m in height.

The building has a five star Green Star rating, and includes EV charging stations that staff can use, a focus on recycling, and LED lighting with motion control throughout the facility. The focus on sustainability aligns with DB Schenker’s global commitment towards a more sustainable future.

In addition to operating the warehouse, DB Schenker also handles the leasing of the premises in Melbourne’s West.

“We worked with Daimler Truck to find a solution that suited their needs now, and into the future. The site typically has more than 50 onsite employees on any given day, with more during peak demand periods,” said Davison.

“There’s flexibility built into the warehouse operations because we know needs can change. The combination of this state-of-the-art warehouse with DB Schenker’s operational experience will help maximise customer uptime by ensuring that truck and bus parts are where they need to be, when they need to be there,” he added.

“Daimler Truck is a world-class brand, and DB Schenker has been able to leverage our considerable global experience and resources to set up warehouse operations that maximise efficiency, and help Daimler Truck deliver on its customer service goals.”

Daimler Truck Australia Pacific President and CEO, Daniel Whitehead, says the introduction of the new warehouse represents a big step forward for the company.

“This new dedicated truck and bus parts warehouse is at the centre of our commitment to our customers across Australia. I would like to thank DB Schenker for working with us to introduce this sustainable state-of-the-art facility that will allow us to better serve our customers and meet their specific needs.”

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With around 72,700 employees at more than 1,850 locations in over 130 countries, DB Schenker is one of the world’s leading logistics service providers. The company operates land, air, and ocean transportation services, and it also offers comprehensive logistics and global supply chain management solutions from a single source. Aiming for a sustainable future of the logistics industry, DB Schenker continuously invests in innovative transport solutions, renewable energies, and low-emission products for its customers.

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