ACM Auto Parts To Open New Victorian Distribution Centre

ACM Auto Parts has leased a new parts distribution centre at 880 Cooper Street in Somerton, Victoria. The company will begin moving into the facility in February, intending it to be operational from mid-calendar year 2022.

Featuring more than 19,500 square metres of undercover warehouse area, the centre facilitates the consolidation and expansion of ACM’s two current Victorian distribution centres, which have a combined total of 8800 square metres in undercover capacity.

Previously used as a spare parts distribution facility, the site is equipped with more than 5000 square metres of hardstand and fit-for-purpose access. The company says it is strategically positioned to provide access to key transport infrastructure, including the Western Ring Road, Tullamarine Freeway, Hume Highway interchange and the planned North East Link. ACM said the site also has significant solar generation capabilities.

“This project will support ACM in making a transformative change to better serve the needs of its collision and mechanical repair customers through increased distribution footprint and parts availability,” the company said. “The scale of the Somerton centre will allow substantial capacity for growth in the supply of parts and consumable products to ACM’s national customer base. As Australia’s largest dismantler of end-of-life vehicles, this facility will allow ACM to hold a greater range of recycled collision and mechanical parts.”

ACM said that in addition to increasing access to recycled parts and the environmental benefits they provide, the new centre will help mitigate some of the ongoing new parts supply chain pressures.

“We are extremely excited to add this facility to ACM’s network of parts distribution centres, increasing our overall network capacity to more than 40,000 square metres across Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane and Perth,” said Executive General Manager Adam O’Sullivan. “This increased capacity will allow us to help ensure parts availability to fulfill the needs of our customers nationwide.”