DHL, Mattel sign warehouse agreement

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- 2 May 2024 ( #1177 ) - Melbourne, VIC, Australia
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The two companies have been partners for five years
The two companies have been partners for five years

Multinational toy company Mattel, which makes Barbie dolls and Hot Wheels cars, has signed a contract with DHL Supply Chain Australia to operate a warehouse in a Melbourne industrial estate.

Under the 10-year agreement, DHL will manage Mattel’s new 31,000 sqm warehouse in Truganina.

The companies say the new site provides the space required meet the brand’s renewed popularity in the wake of the hit Barbie movie.

The Truganina site, which has Green Star sustainability accreditation, has a 200 kWp rooftop solar array, rainwater collection, water efficiency labelling and standards (WELS)-rated water fittings, energy efficient high-volume low-speed (HVLS) fans and rooftop lighting which uses sunlight to illuminate the building.

“It’s a real honour for us to be helping Mattel bring their brands into people’s lives, such as Barbie, Hot Wheels, Fisher-Price and others, which have brought joy to children and fans in Australia for generations,” says DHL Supply Chain Australia and New Zealand chief executive officer Steve Thompsett.

“We’re also pleased to help Mattel reduce operational costs and boost the sustainability of their warehousing with significant upgrades to their operation,” he said.

Paul Faulkner, senior vice president and managing director for Mattel Asia Pacific, says the new long-term agreement builds on Mattel's partnership with DHL Supply Chain Australia over the past five years.

“This agreement ensures we have the operational infrastructure and expertise in place to secure our growth plans for the future,” Mr Faulkner said.

“In our mission to deliver innovative products and experiences that inspire fans, entertain audiences and develop children through play, certainty and precision in our supply chain is vital.

“This expanded partnership with DHL ensures we can continue to improve the delivery of these experiences across the Australian marketplace.”

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