Harvey Norman Commercial Division has partnered with automation integration expert, BPS Global Australia to deliver automation technology at its new $14 million purpose-built facility at Crossroads Logistics Centre, Casula in Sydney’s southwest.

Owned by AMP Capital and leased by Dexus, Harvey Norman Commercial Division’s new 18,000 square metre state-of-the-art facility opens on the back of record growth and significantly expands its Stock Keeping Unit (SKU) capacity.

The facility will store more than 60,000 SKUs, compared to 20,000 SKUs at its current facility in Taren Point, across electrical, plumbing, air conditioning, hot water and home automation categories. Promotional products, mainly small appliances, will transition from Taren Point to Casula in February and March to align with new robotics to service Rewards Business customers. This will improve next-day delivery by increasing capacity from 1,000 ‘stock picks’ per day to 8,000.

Partnering with BPS Global Australia, Harvey Norman Commercial Division has invested in a broad selection of automation and technology to enhance and improve its supply chain and fulfilment operation. This includes Autonomous Case-Handling Robots by Hai Robotics, automated packaging machinery by CMC, narrow aisle trucks by Toyota Materials Handling and a state-of-the-art Warehouse Management System (WMS) by Thomax Technology.

Harvey Norman Commercial Division proprietor, Alan Stephenson said, “We’ve experienced rapid growth across our service offerings in the past couple of years and have made the decision to invest significantly in our supply chain capabilities. By partnering with BPS Global Australia, we’re confident we have selected the right automation and tech suite for our operation and look forward to delivering the very best experience and service for our customers.”

BPS Global Australia managing partner and Harvey Norman Commercial Division project manager, Malcolm Druce added: “We’re delighted to deliver a full range of state-of-the-art technology for Harvey Norman Commercial Division as the organisation expands its fulfilment capabilities with a brand-new facility in Sydney. As part of Harvey Norman Commercial Division’s commitment to innovation, they have invested heavily in automation technology that will transform its operation and increase efficiencies, accuracies, and speed for its end consumers.”