Pharmacy giant Sigma Healthcare to build $60m centre in Canning Vale

Paul Ng digs in as David Manuel and Vaughan Constructions’ Andrew Noble watch.
Paul Ng digs in as David Manuel and Vaughan Constructions’ Andrew Noble watch.

WHOLESALE pharmacy company Sigma Healthcare has chosen Canning Vale as the location for its $60 million distribution centre.

City of Canning Mayor Paul Ng turned the sod last month to mark the start of the project’s construction, saying it would bring jobs and income to the area.

The new 15,000sq m facility will be part of a major investment program for Sigma as the company upgrades its national distributions network.

“This is a project Canning has been looking forward to for some time. We are so pleased that Sigma Healthcare has chosen Canning as a place to do business,” Mr Ng said.

Mr Ng said Canning Vale had been an established industrial estate for several decades but was presently in “one of the most exciting phases in its history”.

“We want to provide businesses with what they need to be successful and then get out of the way,” Mr Ng said.

“Canning Vale is so well located with the |infrastructure required for major business |developments like this.

“It is well connected to transport infrastructure and has a thriving business community which with the help of the City is quickly |developing a culture of large scale success.”

Sigma Healthcare director David Manuel said the company would deliver about 90,000 units each weekday from Canning Vale.

“We will support the communities such as Kununurra, more than 3300km north, and Esperance, some 700km south, and everywhere in between,” Mr Manuel said.

Vaughan Constructions anticipates the project build will generate more than 100 jobs during construction up to mid-2018.

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