Warwick Fabrics is one of the world’s leading fabric and textile wholesalers providing premium quality materials to industry specialists worldwide. They have operations in Australia, New Zealand and the United Kingdom.
Warwick Fabrics engaged Rook Salinger to provide property advice on a project for an automation upgrade to their existing distribution facility, an older building that they had occupied for over 30 years.
Working with the client, we conducted both a needs analysis, with regard to warehouse size, and a supply chain review to identify the most appropriate location. This allowed us to prepare a detailed brief for the identification of suitable options.
A 9,000m2 facility at Somerton, north Melbourne, was chosen as a result of the selection process and Rook Salinger negotiated the lease on behalf of the client. Warwick Fabrics made a significant investment in racking and conveyor automation and are now well positioned to capitalise on their efficiency enhancements and achieve their growth plans.