Brisbane Airport Corporation (BAC) has continued to accelerate its industrial developments, welcoming a member of Sime Darby Motors, one of the leading automotive groups in the Asia Pacific. Sime Darby Motors Australia, which partners with some of the world’s most admired retail and commercial transport brands in Australia, is moving into BAC’s newest 9,450 sqm warehouse and distribution facility at its thriving Export Park.
Martin Ryan, BAC’s Executive General Manager Commercial, said Sime Darby Motors Australia was quick to secure a lease in the facility shortly after it was launched, highlighting the strong demand for industrial land at Brisbane Airport. “We are thrilled to welcome Sime Darby Motors Australia to our growing network of logistics and transport companies and the broader BNE community,” he said. “Our attraction of this global business demonstrates our unrivalled offering for industrial companies, with unparalleled transport connections and access to 24/7 operations. With Brisbane industrial vacancies at a six-year low, BAC is pleased to be in a position to be proactively developing first-class facilities in our prime location.”
The new Export Park facility includes a 9,450 sqm warehouse facility, 550 sqm of offices, 104 on-site car parks as well as eight on-grade roller shutters on a dual street frontage. It includes provision for solar energy and electric vehicle charging, and was constructed using energy and heat-efficient materials, in line with BAC’s commitment to sustainability.
Sime Darby Motors Group Retail Australia Managing Director, Matthew Wiesner, said the company, which is one of Australia’s leading automotive groups, was pleased to secure the sizeable new facility at a time of high demand. “Sime Darby Motors Australia looks forward to expanding our Brisbane footprint with this significant new premises at Brisbane Airport,’’ Matthew said. “We are pleased to be able to secure a large and well-appointed facility that is in such close proximity to the region’s major air, sea and land transport routes for maximum supply chain efficiency.”
Sime Darby Motors Australia new Export Park facility joins warehousing and office facilities from RSEA Safety, GEODIS, DHL, Bonds Transport and Direct Couriers. Almost 150 jobs were created in the construction phase of this development. The Brisbane Airport precinct is highly regarded and sought-after for industrial tenants, with the ability to operate 24/7 and unparalleled road, sea and air transport connections. BAC is responsible for the sustainable development of Brisbane Airport’s entire 2700-hectare lease holding and manages the $2 billion property portfolio.