IT distributor to build AU$45M logistics centre in western Sydney

Synnex is spending big on a "fully automated" logistics centre in Lidcombe, NSW.

IT distributor Synnex is constructing a AU$45 million logistics centre in the western Sydney suburb of Lidcombe.

The "fully automated" logistics centre will bring 150 jobs to NSW during the construction phase. Once completed, Synnex plans to hire 100 new staff over a three-year period.

"Synnex is investing AU$45 million in the site, machinery, technology, and construction," Deputy Premier and Minister for Trade and Investment Andrew Stoner said in a statement. "Such a large investment in infrastructure is a significant vote of confidence in the NSW economy and its potential growth."

Western Sydney has been getting a lot of love from technology companies recently. Last month, printer vendor Ricoh conducted a soil turning ceremony at a building site in Eastern Creek, where its new distribution centre is being constructed . In June, HP opened its AU$200 million datacentre in the same suburb.

"Western Sydney is a strategic location for Synnex to cope with the growing customer demand in NSW and Queensland," Synnex CEO Kee Ong said in a statement. "The resources and support provided by government at state and local level will enable Synnex to access local and skilled talent for this advanced logistic centre."