Bourgault Australia's new Kelmscott premises represents a $9.5 million investment in the Western Australian (WA) market. WA operations manager Ben Bulley expects the new buildings will be completed within the next two months.
In a "we're here to stay" move, the company is re-building and renovating premises, which were about half a mile from its original premises when it set up shop in WA in 1997.
When finished, within the next two months, it will be one of the biggest fit-for-purpose warehouse and assembly buildings in Australia, associated with the agricultural industry.
In total, 107,000 square feet will be under cover and a further 107,000 square feet will be allocated for yard space, car parking and landscaping.
Formerly a hardware franchise, the site comprises two buildings – a 75,000 square foot assembly workshop, parts store and administration area and a 32,000 square foot whole goods store.
According to Bourgault Australia WA operations manager Ben Bulley, the new facility will be a game-changer for the company's presence in the WA market.
"We have outgrown our Armadale premises because of the larger volume of business we're doing and more particularly, because of the increasing sizes of machinery we're dealing with these days," said Bulley.
"We are now in a position to store undercover anything that comes in from the factory and we've expanded our capacity to assemble more machinery over a quicker period.”
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