LG Electronics has worked with logistics and warehousing partner, DHL Supply Chain Australia to relocate its New South Wales distribution centre to a new warehouse in Erskine Park in Sydney’s west. The new site works in conjunction with LG’s other DHL-managed warehouses across Australia.

To meet LG’s sustainability ambitions, the new site is powered by 100% renewable electricity sourced from its 198kWp solar panels on the warehouse’s rooftop, along with renewable sources for any additional electricity required by the site. The site also benefits from polycarbonate roof panels which maximise daylight use, energy-efficient ventilation and HVAC system and water efficient fittings.

LG Electronics Australia and New Zealand chief financial officer, Seung Joo Lee said he is proud of the results achieved between LG and DHL Supply Chain for the benefit of Australian customers.

“This new warehouse, born out of LG and DHL’s strong relationship, is a great example of what can be achieved through goodwill and collaboration,” Lee said.

“LG is constantly working to find ways to deliver more for its customers and this new warehouse is helping us to streamline our customer experience, especially in areas like e-commerce. In addition, this innovative site helps us deliver on our sustainability goals, which includes carbon-neutrality and reduced waste, to create a better way of life for all.”

DHL Supply Chain Australia and New Zealand CEO, Steve Thompsett said the latest warehouse for LG is a great outcome resulting from a strong collaboration formed over 10 years and a thorough understanding of whitegoods logistics and the customer’s needs.

“LG is an incredible business partner and we’re pleased that the relationship we’ve developed while managing LG’s domestic transport and warehousing. This has led us to distributing their stock from a warehouse that’s a better fit for purpose, while also helping them to manage sustainability requirements and costs,” Thompsett said.

“We’re working with an increasing number of customers who are relying on us to fulfill their supply chain sustainability objectives and we’re proud to establish zero operational CO2-emitting warehouses for them, tying in with DHL’s global target of net zero emissions by 2050. We see this positive development with LG as the step that takes our relationship into the future.”

Feature image: LG Electronics CFO, SJ Lee (centre left) & DHL Supply Chain ANZ CEO, Steve Thompsett (centre right).