Consumer goods distributor Massmart has opened its new 53 000 m2 distribution centre (DC) in the Brackengate 2 precinct, in Brackenfell, Cape Town.
Construction on the centre started in October 2019.
The DC is customised to suit Massmart’s needs, with innovative modular mezzanine racking, which allows for easy expansion of picking areas to accommodate varying stock demand.
This is the second-largest DC in the Massmart group, and is a significant upgrade from its former 19 500 m2 DC that was based near the Cape Town International Airport.
The DC will be distributing specific products to all Massmart trading banners from a single point.
The Brackengate facility makes maximum use of natural light, energy-saving light-emitting-diode lights with motion sensors, and a built-in retention pond for rainwater harvesting – which will also generate water from air using atmospheric water generators.
In addition to this, water-wise vegetation has been planted to further reduce water consumption.