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Massmart opens new distribution centre in Johannesburg

Massmart, owner of local brands such as Game and Makro announced that it had opened a new 75,000m2 distribution centre in Riversands, Johannesburg.

The new centre has been custom-designed to suit the retail group's needs and will manage the highest volume throughput of all Massmart facilities and is the second of three new facilities in the company's new centralised network which uses shared distribution centres to serve stores across the entire group.

In line with Massmart’s supply chain strategy, the Riversands DC is a product-based distribution centre specialising in high volume, pallet-based products.

“Over 30% of Massmart stores are based in Gauteng so this facility will give us the opportunity to deliver fast-moving products to these stores at greater speed, thanks to the use of full pallets, with no need for re-packing inside the facility,” said Jonathan Molapo, chief operating officer at Massmart.

“I must acknowledge the way our partners on the project, R&L Architects and EDS Engineers and our landlords, Century properties have supported us throughout, particularly when the timeline was brought forward by 5 months,” he added.

Supplied by: Massmart.

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