CMA CGM subsidiary CEVA Logistics has opened a ‘sustainable’ warehouse at Sydney’s Kemps Creek.

The 34,000 sq m facility is the first in the Aspect Industrial Estate, a Mirvac industrial development in the Mamre Road precinct.

The new CEVA site is strategically located in close proximity to the Western Sydney Airport and has access to key transportation routes, including the M4 and M7 motorways, CEVA says. The warehouse will support Australia’s extensive business growth in the technology and healthcare sectors, particularly in NSW.

“With the unveiling of our warehouse in Kemps Creek, CEVA is demonstrating our dedication to investing locally and expanding our footprint of sustainable logistics in Australia,” said Michael Harich, head of contract logistics for CEVA Logistics in Australia and New Zealand.

“Together with our existing sites in Orchard Hills, Eastern Creek and two other upcoming facilities in Erskine Park, we are forming a logistics cluster in Western Sydney to better serve the region.”

CEVA aims to achieve net zero by 2050. The Kemps Creek distribution warehouse is built to specifications that prioritise sustainability and technology in its operations. Notable features include market-leading temperature control technologies, state-of-the-art racking and traffic management for seamless flows.

In addition, 1,510 solar panels are installed for an 830kW photovoltaic system with battery, as well as translucent roof sheeting, LED lighting, electric vehicle charging points and rainwater harvesting to help water conservation.  The 56-hectare Aspect Industrial Estate park was the first site to be approved under the new planning regime for the Mamre Road precinct that was rezoned for employment uses under the NSW Government’s Planning System Acceleration Program in 2020. The size of 47 football fields, the industrial area will provide 247,000 square meters of warehouse and office space, with a focus on flexibility, functionality, technology and sustainability, according to site developer, Mirvac.