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SA Premier attends official start to works for new Electrolux warehouse

Shovels were in the ground today to mark the official start of construction for Electrolux’s new $6 million vendor management system warehouse.

Electrolux have partnered with Ahrens for the design and construction of the 5,000m2 building - the latest improvement to Electrolux’s cooking products plant at Dudley Park.

The state-of-the art facility will improve operational and distributional efficiencies and encourage future growth plans to strengthen Electrolux’s ability to compete on a global stage.

South Australian Premier Steven Marshall was proud to be in attendance and acknowledged the number of large projects Ahrens are currently involved in as a “real national player”.

“I know it’s a completely different corporate structure, but people are at the heart of success, whether it be in a family business or whether it will be in a global business so I just want to say thank you for inviting me along today, it’s great to be here and thank you for the contribution that you’re making to our economy here in South Australia,” Mr Marshall said.

Electrolux General Manager Adelaide Manufacturing Phillip Saloniklis said this was an important opportunity to support local businesses and Ahrens have an exceptional reputation in delivering high quality commercial buildings on time and under budget.

Ahrens Managing Director Stefan Ahrens said it was incredibly positive to see two local manufacturing businesses maintain their strength during these times.

“This is a great job for South Australia and I want to acknowledge Electrolux for supporting local companies and keeping jobs in SA,” Mr Ahrens said.

“This project will not only generate work for our local fabrication and site crews but also our sheet of loyal local subcontractors.

“The innovative structural design, featuring custom designed portal frames, will also see our South Australian factory custom make the beams and steelwork for the warehouse.”

Mr Ahrens said they welcomed the opportunity to again work with a progressive international company like Electrolux to complete the delivery of this multi-million-dollar facility.

The new facility, which is due for completion in mid-November, is the latest in a long list of Electrolux investments in the 80-year-old Dudley park plant – the last remaining whitegoods manufacturing facility in Australia.