One of Australia’s leading publishing companies, HarperCollins, runs its Australian and New Zealand distribution centre in Moss Vale, in New South Wales’ Southern Highlands. It runs two shifts to perform approximately 600 stock movements per day and manage over 14,000 storage locations within the building. The company distributes over 10 million units per year to Australian and New Zealand retailers.
HarperCollins’ Southern Highlands location – which is around two hours’ drive from Sydney – means that it requires a partner capable of supplying and servicing material handling equipment outside of metropolitan areas. The company’s large throughput means that reliability is of high importance, and some unique stock placement means that some customisation of equipment is required.