Frasers Property Industrial and TMX recently secured one of Australasia’s largest privately owned suppliers of major brand storage, hardware and retail products, Zenexus, on a seven-year lease at the 41.3-hectare industrial estate Rubix Connect. This will see Zenexus occupy a 15,000 square metre combined head office and state distribution centre in Melbourne’s Dandenong South.
Partnering with specialist supply chain and property advisory firm TMX to procure the new site, the facility will support surging consumer demand for home renovations and maintenance products, as Australians spend more than $1 billion a month for DIY work (ABS).
The state-of-the-art facility features a 13,724 square metre warehousing facility to support Victorian, Tasmanian, South Australia and Northern Territory distribution of Zenexus’ popular home improvement brands including Rack It, Wrap & Move and Flexi Storage. Designed as Zenexus’ new Australian headquarters, the facility will also include 1,280 square metres of premium office space designed to enhance staff wellbeing, comfort and amenity.
Low-carbon and future-ready, the facility features efficient LED lighting, a 400kW solar panel system, on-site battery storage and a biodiesel generator. The facility will source certified carbon neutral electricity and will target a Five Star Green Star Design & As Built v1.3 rating by the Green Building Council of Australia.
Frasers Property Industrial General Manager – Victoria, Andrew Hanna said there was low vacancy and very limited opportunities for developable land in southeast Victoria, which has attracted increased interest in Rubix Connect.
“Frasers Property Industrial will partner with Zenexus to develop a future-ready and sustainable facility that meets our customers’ expanded operation requirements. The logistics facility will ensure storage flexibility and a progressive distribution network, at a time when efficient domestic supply chains are increasingly important,” Mr Hanna said.
The state-of-the-art facility is designed to meet customers’ needs for quality hardware products as consumers spend more time and money on home improvements, while also being a place our staff are proud to work at every day, Zenexus Group General Manager Joe Guthrie said.
“The new distribution centre at Frasers Property Industrial’s Rubix Connect will help to ensure the ongoing efficiency of our domestic supply chain and help underpin the value we add to our strategic partner into the future. The design of the facility features spacious amenity to ensure COVID safe practices and compliance, as well as health and wellbeing more broadly,” Mr Guthrie said.
TMX Director of Property Sam Dellios also said he was delighted to have secured this new facility for Zenexus in Victoria and continue the progressive upgrade of their national distribution network.
“The new facility has been designed to provide Zenexus immediate operational efficiencies without compromising future growth strategies and storage flexibility,” Mr Dellios said.
Renowned Australian construction company Hansen Yuncken has been appointed to deliver the combined head office and distribution centre, with the facility expected to be operational in October 2022.
Hansen Yuncken also recently completed the 35,645 square metres Ozito Pty Ltd and efm Logistics facility, which is also located at Rubix Connect.
Rubix Connect enjoys convenient road linkages to EastLink (M3), Frankston – Dandenong Road and the South Gippsland Highway, as well as Taylors Road which has been earmarked for extension, further improving access to Rubix Connect. The land is also located in close proximity to the intermodal freight terminal which will improve the area’s connectivity with The Port of Melbourne.