SYDNEY — Arnott’s Biscuits, a subsidiary of Campbell Soup Co., has invested $45 million (A$65 million) into a new automated warehouse that will streamline the company’s supply chain in Western Sydney. The cookie maker noted that the new site will provide the flexibility needed to quickly respond to evolving customer and consumer demands, while also improving product quality, efficiency and onsite safety.

Arnott’s commenced construction at a groundbreaking ceremony June 13 in Huntingwood, Australia, where the facility will be located as part of its existing manufacturing site. The company will work alongside Daifuku, Auxiem, Linfox, FDC Construction & Fitout and TMI to complete the project.

Most of Arnott's products are currently held offsite. The new warehouse will increase the cookie maker’s storage space to 28,000 pallets from 6,000, allowing it to manage all inbound and outbound deliveries for New South Wales from the Huntingwood location. The new site will include an automated ambient temperature warehouse in addition to a temperature-controlled storage space within the existing facility, according to Daifuku, a global material handling services provider who assisted in the site’s design strategy.  

New unit load cranes, sorting transfer vehicles and stations for mixed case picking from Daifuku also will be incorporated to increase productivity and accommodate the added capacity.