Salta Properties snares France’s Haulotte for Nexus industrial estate

Haulotte Australia Pty Ltd has pre-committed to a distribution centre at Salta Properties’ 177-hectare Nexus industrial estate in Melbourne’s Dandenong South.

The L’Horme-based Haulotte, a people and material lifting equipment manufacturer, has rented a complex set to contain a 3000 square metre warehouse, 550 sqm office and 5300 sqm of container hardstand.

Construction of the Haulotte Australian facility is scheduled for completion in November, 2019.

Salta Properties expects the asset will be worth approximately $6.2 million.

Haulotte’s chief executive officer Alexandre Saubot flew in from France for a site visit and sod turn ceremony last week.

The Dandenong South Nexus estate (artist’s impression, top) will be linked to Melbourne’s freight rail network providing occupants access to the Port of Melbourne.

Infrastructure which will connect the business park to the Port of Hastings is also proposed.

A Nexus estate in Altona, about 17 kilometres south-west of the Melbourne CBD, is also controlled by Salta Properties (story continues below).

“The agreement with Haulotte Australia Pty Ltd reinforces the appeal of our customised solutions that Salta Properties prides itself on at Nexus industrial estate,” Salta Properties’ managing director, Sam Tarascio, said.

“It is rewarding to see that we will continue to attract high performing companies looking for a strategic base for their distribution and warehousing solutions”.

Mr Saubot said the purpose-built Dandenong South factory will “grow its business and better serve our customers’ needs for safe and innovative elevated work platforms and tele-handlers”.

Haulotte Australia Pty Ltd will relocate from another Dandenong South factory it rents at 46 Greens Road.

The Dandenong South Nexus business park, adjoining the Western Port Highway, has the capacity for approximately 750,000 of warehousing, Salta said.

Occupants include Bunnings, which committed to a 44,000 sqm distribution centre completed in 2014, and Woolworths, which is based at a 68,000 sqm centre.

Haulotte Australia Pty Ltd currently rents this premises at 46 Greens Road, Dandenong South.

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