Bunnings today announced the opening of its first Took Kit Depot store in the Perth suburb of Belmont today.
Carrying 10,000 products across power tools, outdoor power equipment, hand tools, storage, workwear, welding equipment, construction and safety equipment all under one roof, the new professional tools store has all the gear Perth trades require, according to Bunnings.
Spanning 2,000 square metres, the store represents a $6 million-plus investment and is the first of several Tool Kit Depot stores set to open in Western Australia before the end of the year, with new stores scheduled for Rockingham,Malaga and Mandurah (Meadow Springs).
Bunnings Commercial, Chief Operating Officer, Ben McIntosh said the team cannot wait to welcome local tradiesthrough the doors to see the very first Tool Kit Depot store.
“Customers will find the look and feel of Tool Kit Depot stores a little different to some other professional tool stores.The store design is more open and feature hands-on displays of a wide range of professional construction tools and gear,” he said.
“Earlier this year, we opened our first prototype store in Parafield, South Australia where we trialled some new storeconcepts. The response from customers has been very positive, which gave us the confidence to commence a wider rolloutand position the business for further expansion outside of South Australia.”
“We are looking forward to providing customers with a specialist range of trade products, paired with great service from our knowledgeable team,” Ben said.
The arrival of Tool Kit Deport comes as the latest ABS data shows Western Australia is leading the nation in terms ofresidential construction growth, with a 21 per cent lift in dwelling approvals in August.
The store’s official opening will be held on November 5 and 6 and will include a special meet and greet celebrity appearance with AFL legend Dave Mundy. Customers can also enjoy all day supplier demonstrations, giveaways, foodtrucks, special opening discounts, competitions and a free coffee van across the two days.
The first Tool Kit Depot store in WA is located at 225 Alexander Road, Belmont WA 6104.
Grand Opening information
Local residents are invited to join the Tool Kit Depot team to celebrate the arrival of the brand in WA, with activities planned for both Friday 5th and Saturday 6th November, including a special meetand greet celebrity appearance with AFL legend Dave Mundy on Saturday from 11am-1pm. Customers can also enjoy all day supplier demonstrations, giveaways, food trucks, special opening discounts, competitions and a free coffee van across the two days.