BAM Wine Logistics has announced the establishment of new operations in Western Australia, beginning from this week.
BAM has acquired the WA operations of Kaddy Fulfilment, which went into voluntary administration earlier this month. With this, BAM entered into a long-term agreement to lease the Forrestfield site previously occupied by Kaddy Fulfilment, acquiring critical operational assets in the process and also offering employment to many former Kaddy staff members.
Daniel Van Vemde, General Manager of BAM Wine Logistics, said the team has been working to rapidly restore operations from the site for WA, with first deliveries expected from tomorrow and full operational capacity to be restored in coming weeks.
“We are excited about this next step in BAM’s evolution. We are committed to being the premier wine storage and logistics provider in the country, and expansion into Western Australia was a logical next step. We pride ourselves on providing exceptional service to our clients and their customers. We look forward to developing our WA network and offering for many years to come,” he said.
“We believe the Forrestfield site is one of the best wine and beverage logistics warehouses in the country. It is fully temperature controlled, and ideally situated to provide exemplary service to the Perth market.”
BAM is an independently run but integral part of the Joval Group of companies. Tim Menting, CEO of Joval Group, believes this latest move is a positive both for the group and for the industry.
“Our Group of companies has spent over 40 years working across all areas of the wine industry with the aim of making a positive impact. We have always been committed to setting a new service standard in everything we do, and view wine logistics as critically important to the distribution chain. We see BAM’s entry into the Perth market as being both a great strategic move for our group, as well as the right thing to do for an industry in turmoil following Kaddy Fulfilment’s sudden collapse,” Menting said.
“We hope that by making this swift acquisition, we are able to help get things back on track in WA and minimise the pain being felt by countless wine and beverage producers, distributors, retailers and hospitality venues.”