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Hastings Deering set for Mackay expansion

Planned to open in 2024, a new Mackay Business Centre will help Hastings Deering better serve the region’s earthmover operators

Hastings Deering is set to build a new 25,000 square metre facility in Mackay

Hastings Deering is set to break ground on a new Business Centre in Mackay which will be five times larger than the existing facility.

The planned 25,000 square metre centre was announced in late August by the Queensland Caterpillar distributor, with construction set to be completed and the facility operational by late-2024.

Located on the existing Hastings Park site, the facility will provide increased warehousing capacity to improve the availability of parts and componentry for customers, as well as a streamlined ordering process and reduced turnaround times.

The expanded parts fulfillment centre will also include a state-of-the-art 800sqm hose factory, which will be purpose-built for the facility, a 22,000sqm undercover parts warehouse and a 4,800sqm undercover all-weather vehicle load and unload zone.

Other features of the new business centre will include upgraded employee work areas, a retail shopfront, rental shop, café and sales floor machinery display.

Hastings Deering chief executive Mark Scott says the new facility will help the brand better service its customers in the region.

“This will be the most significant investment in our facilities since 2014 and will position our dealership for future growth, allowing us to better serve our customers in the region,” Scott says.

“The facility has been designed to incorporate innovative safety and sustainable energy solutions and improve our employee and customer experiences.

“We are confident the new centre will demonstrate a best practice design model that is scalable, safe, secure and sustainable for our operations and our people.”

To improve the sustainability and reduce energy consumption of the facility, 8000sqm of rooftop solar panels with battery storage will be fitted, in addition to LED lighting and rainwater harvesting.

“We are investing to meet the needs of our customers into the future,” Scott says.

“The coming months are an exciting time as we start our planning to build the centre.

“Bringing this project to life has been an impressive team effort and a core initiative as part of our innovation journey to be our customer’s advantage in the mining and construction industries.”

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