Owen-Illinois (O-I) is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of packaging products, and is the largest manufacturer of glass containers in North America, South America, Asia-Pacific and Europe. At present, the company’s Australian distribution centre is located several kilometres from their manufacturing plant, which is detrimental to their supply chain efficiency. This new facility is located adjacent to O-I’s existing manufacturing plant, allowing O-I to bring their warehousing and manufacturing requirements onto the same site. The proximity of the two facilities will reduce the company’s transfer costs while supporting their push for greater sustainability measures.
This facility is one of the largest industrial projects to kick off in Sydney so far this year. The warehouse alone will cover 50,000m², with the attached office space adding an extra 150m². Construction is expected to begin in September, with completion slated for Q3 in 2020.