Lander & Rogers has advised German-based WITRON Logistik + Informatik GmbH on its development and supply to Coles Group of two automated distribution centres. A global leader in its field, this deal marks WITRON's first foray into the Australian market.
The two Coles projects — one in south-west Brisbane and the other in western Sydney — are part of a major investment by Coles in supply chain modernisation. The new distribution centres will allow Coles to deliver improved product availability for customers and significant cost efficiencies.
Lander & Rogers assisted WITRON with its negotiation of a Binding Heads of Agreement, followed by definitive Supply and Install Agreement for both sites.
Lead partner for the transaction, Robert Neely, said, "These transactions were an interesting mix of technology and construction and required input from a range of legal specialists, including in technology projects, property, construction, workplace relations and safety and insurance. There were a number of novel aspects to the contracts negotiated to deal with allocation of risk, contract pricing and management of inputs from other stakeholders."
Corrs Chambers Westgarth acted for Coles Group.
About Lander & Rogers
Lander & Rogers is a leading independent Australian law firm operating nationally from Sydney, Melbourne, and Brisbane. We are proud to be the trusted advisor to many publicly listed and private Australian and global companies, Australian subsidiaries of global companies as well as all levels of government.
We have nearly 500 people nationally, seven broad areas of practice, and we cover a diverse range of industry sectors, with a core focus on financial services, insurance, government, real estate, and retail and supply chain.
Our firm believes that legal services are much more than just the law — they are about great people, sustained excellence and exceptional client service. We have a reputation in the legal market as a provider of premium legal services and as a sought-after employer. We are renowned in Australia for our down-to-earth and collaborative workplace culture.
About WITRON Logistik + Informatik GmbH
WITRON designs and implements innovative logistics and material flow systems that deliver sustainable competitive advantages. WITRON create their products entirely under one roof — from the logistics design, the information and control technology, the mechanics design and production, through to acting as the general contractor for logistics. WITRON has implemented more than 2,200 logistics projects, offering individual service and operator models that match the requirements of their customers.
Many of the top companies throughout Europe and North America operate their distribution centres efficiently and successfully with WITRON‘s solutions.