BevChain’s impressive new 35,000 square-metre beverages DC in Maddington, WA was officially opened by Linfox President BevChain Misha Shliapnikoff.
This continues Linfox and BevChain’s important work growing a sustainable national logistics network in key locations for its customers, supported by quality buildings and modern fleet.
“Our new DC provides much needed additional ambient and temperature-controlled capacity,” said Linfox President BevChain, Misha Shliapnikoff.
“It positions BevChain for future growth in the west, conveniently near our customers, transportation hubs and routes.”
The safe, sustainable facility has opened in time to quench WA’s thirst ahead of summer. Designed and built to achieve 5 Star Green Star certification, the site houses many well-known beverage brands across beer, wine, spirits and non-alcoholic drink categories.
This work is the result of careful planning, management and investment by Linfox, BevChain, and supplier partners, together with project and site teams. Well done to all who worked tirelessly to bring this exciting new facility to life.
Customer in focus: Lion
In recent months, BevChain has moved Lion’s range of beer products into the new Maddington DC. The state-of-the-art facility enhances Lion’s capability in the west.
Since 2006, Lion have trusted BevChain to provide full end-to-end logistics right across the country for its big-name liquor brands including XXXX, Tooheys, Hahn, Furphy, Little Creatures and James Squire.
As a BevChain foundation customer, the relationship with Lion continues to grow as BevChain consistently provides strong service results and logistics management capability, including an end-to-end solution from
Lion’s multiple brewery production plants to national warehouse, distribution and linehaul networks.
With ongoing confidence in BevChain to deliver, Lion was able to implement several significant network changes across its customer-base throughout the year.
As of June 2023, BevChain now delivers Lion beer directly into the Coles network, replacing previous BevChain delivery model from the Lion DC to store.
This fundamental change to the Lion and Coles partnership improves the operational profile for Lion whilst presenting a consolidated delivery model for Coles.
Another considerable milestone for Lion was its purchase of Fermentum, more broadly known for its flagship brand Stone & Wood.
BevChain seamlessly managed and executed the logistics integration and achieved near-perfect service results through the onboarding process.
“Strong collaboration, trust and transparency between BevChain and Lion were the hallmarks of success for the significant network changes,” said Misha.
Lion is a leading beverages company based in Australasia that creates, produces, markets, sells and distributes alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks around the world. Learn more at https://lionco.com/.