Premier Berejiklian to launch new WesTrac Sydney HQ

31 July, 2018

Leading dignitaries from politics and business to attend opening event at the Crossroads Logistics Centre in South-West Sydney

NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian and Seven Group Holdings Chairman Kerry Stokes, AC, will officially open WesTrac’s new Sydney headquarters at a major launch event at Casula on August 9.

The Premier and Mr Stokes will be joined by members of the Seven Group Holdings Board, including CEO Ryan Stokes, and WesTrac NSW/ACT Chief Executive Greg Graham, as well as WesTrac customers, local and state politicians, and members of the media.

WesTrac has recently relocated its Sydney operating base from Holroyd to a 24,000-square-metre site at the Crossroads Logistics Centre in Casula. Situated at the intersection of the M5 and M7, the new facility is closer to a number of significant current and future infrastructure projects, as well as to the businesses of many WesTrac customers.

“WesTrac has invested over $200m since 2012 to support the growth in the NSW economy, and Casula is the latest in this series of investments right across the state.  Casula complements our $170m facility at Tomago which opened in 2012 and which was designed as a long term commitment of service and support to the community of Newcastle,” says Graham.

“This investment has been designed to support our customers, who play an integral part in the construction of infrastructure to support economic growth in NSW.  Our end customers are typically mining companies and construction/earthmoving contractors contracted to work on large (usually government funded) infrastructure projects.

He continues: “This investment is a reflection of our confidence in both the current activity levels and future outlook for the construction and resource sectors in NSW. We see a resurgent construction sector and improved commodity prices underpinning strong growth in the NSW economy for several years to come.

“We employ over 150 people at Casula, including 10 apprentices. The continued growth in activity in Western Sydney is creating more jobs for local people and we expect that to continue to be the case.  This facility will generate revenues of $200m per annum in the Western Sydney economy and the opportunities for future employment growth are considerable” he says.

The new facility at 280 Beech Road Casula opened its doors for operation on 16 July. It boasts a number of features aimed at enhancing the customer experience.  The warehouse is 1,500 square metres larger and features new automation and inventory management systems.  The drive-through parts bay, meanwhile, caters for sectors including heavy construction, building construction, commercial engines, paving and highway trucks.

A report by forecasting consultancy Macromonitor earlier this year found investment in major infrastructure projects across Australia is set to soar over the coming five years with projects in Sydney and NSW making a hefty contribution.  WestConnex, the Sydney Metro City and South-West projects, Western Sydney road projects, and Sydney Light Rail are all expected to contribute to a national spend of $16 billion a year by 2020, with the figure much higher when smaller infrastructure projects are taken into account.

About WesTrac

WesTrac is one of the largest Caterpillar dealers in the world and supplies and services Cat equipment in Western Australia, NSW and the ACT.  WesTrac's wide array of machinery and construction equipment and its whole-of-life management solutions make owning and operating equipment as easy, profitable and safe as possible.

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