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PETstock Distribution Centre at Avalon Airport by 2024

Breaking ground with wagging tails for the largest PETstock Distribution Centre at Avalon Airport Industrial Precinct

Today, Minister for Industry support and recovery Ben Carrol broke ground with David Fox from Avalon Airport and Shane Young from the Petspiration Group at the Avalon Airport Industrial Precinct for a new 32,000 square metre Petspiration Group regional office and training hub, distribution centre and on-site dog day care.

The new centre is expected to open in 2024 and will help the company meet growing demand, The new $43.5 million dollar facility will be predominantly utilised as a distribution centre and create up to 190 new jobs in the region.

"Avalon Airport is more than just an Airport. We welcome the new partnership and launch of the Petspiration Group’s new Distribution Centre within Avalon Airport’s Industrial Precinct. Avalon Airport’s Industrial Precinct covers approximately 1,712 hectares, with ‘shovel ready’ parcels currently available to a diverse range of opportunities,” said David Fox, Chairman of Avalon Airport.

CEO and Founder of The Petspiration Group, Shane Young, says that the new facility will facilitate PETstock’s vision in supporting regional businesses with the creation of up to 190 new jobs, increasing the warehouse footprint from 12,000m2 to 32,000m2.

“As a born and bred, regionally based business, it’s exciting to be able to move our warehouse to the Avalon Airport Industrial Precinct, creating a key supply chain hub that’s closer to other successful and like-minded regional businesses,” says Shane.

David Fox added, “Avalon Airport's ability to host further industrial development will unleash dynamic and competitive economic outcomes, strengthening the airport’s role as a major driver of economic activity in Geelong, Melbourne and regional Victoria. The opportunities are limitless.”

The development adds to other recent investments in the Avalon Airport Industrial Precinct, following in the steps of Cotton On and Hanwha Defense Australia setting up in the precinct.

About Avalon Airport

Avalon Airport offers passengers a convenient, uncomplicated, and time-efficient arrivals and departures, servicing Melbourne, Geelong and surrounds. Avalon Airport is the closest international and domestic airport to the Great Ocean Road and the Twelve Apostles. It has won many awards including the Major Airport of the year award and the National Airport industry awards held by the Australian Airports association.

Avalon continues to be more than just an airport; it's also a place to do business. The airport covers 1,753 hectares and is home to leading corporate and government headquarters. With state-of-the-art logistics, professional facilities and an untapped retail hub on offer, Avalon will help your business take off.

About Petspiration Group

The Petspiration Group is a family-owned, Victorian based business founded in Ballarat as Ballarat Produce in 1992. Today, the group has over 200 PETstock stores across Australia and New Zealand, 150 grooming salons, 26 vet hospitals, 7 mobile vet clinics, 5 dog day care facilities, 3 cat boarding facilities, 3,500 employees, and over 20 brands in the pet, hobby farm, veterinary and specialty sectors.

The group recently launched PETstock Country, which services the hobby farmer as well as domestic animals. The group also distributes through a number of owned and affiliated e-commerce platforms in Australia and New Zealand.

MEDIA RELEASE, 25th August 2022

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