The new headquarters of Blum Australia is a purpose built 6297m² warehouse and showroom located in the new Len Waters Estate, New South Wales. The state of the art facility is fully operational and the showroom is now open.
Blum’s new premises feature European style warehousing and the additional warehouse space and automation provides the tools to service the Australian market better than ever before.
Along with their distributors, Blum has grown in the cabinet hardware market and is no longer known only to kitchen manufacturers and retailers, but is now a brand recognised by consumers as a sign of innovation and quality. The new Blum facility signals the growth the brand has experienced in the last ten years.
Brett Ambrose, Blum Managing Director explained, “The new high bay automated warehouse means Blum is perfectly positioned for the future with the ability to cope with growth in stock holdings as well as an expanding product range. Our logistics centre now matches the innovativeness of the Blum brand. We have strongly demonstrated a commitment to the local market looking for good service as well as quality functional products”.
The facility’s location next to the motorway ensures accessibility for designers, specifiers and consumers wishing to experience Blum products. Additionally, the showroom has grown to cope with the expanding product range and accommodate product displays to their full potential.
The new Blum office building boasts a Swisslog automation system as well as a lightweight energy efficient wall façade system, solar hot water and sophisticated lighting control system for energy effective control of lighting using motion detectors and light level sensors with an integrated control system. The light fittings have generally low energy lamps which are controlled with a high level of flexibility to minimise energy usage.
David Noakes, Blum National Sales and Marketing Manager commented, “Of course, we continue to maintain our strong focus on showroom and training, like we have in our other new showrooms. We have a DYNAMIC SPACE galley kitchen and L kitchen on display along with our program displays. Additionally Blum has a comprehensive training room and look forward to the arrival of a Test Drive Kitchen”.
Blum’s new facilities offer the manufacturing and design communities a chance to learn, experience and understand portfolio of products available from Blum. Customers are encouraged and welcomed to view, experience and talk about Blum’s latest products and their kitchen layout prior to visiting their cabinetmaker.
The official opening of the new headquarters was celebrated on Saturday 21st August 2010 with more than two hundred industry professionals from around Australia. Blum owner, Gerhard Blum wished the Blum Australia team all the best and good luck at their new premises. The milestone occasion was marked with a special gift; a framed technical drawing of Julius Blum’s first horseshoe studs, mounted with a horseshoe for luck.