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A $20 million specialist distribution centre is the final piece of the growth puzzle for Sunshine Coast business BFX Furniture, one of Australia’s leading education and office furniture suppliers.

BFX Furniture has achieved a massive milestone as the furniture leader opened doors to an impressive new global distribution centre at Yandina Industrial Estate. 

The Sunshine Coast-based business has been a cornerstone of the Australian furniture industry for over three decades, specialising in providing top-notch furniture solutions for both educational institutions and businesses.

From humble beginnings

A testament to growth and advancement

From humble beginnings in a backyard shed to becoming a leading supplier of specialist furniture to Australia, New Zealand and South East Asia, BFX Furniture has consistently demonstrated a commitment to quality and innovation.

The $20 million distribution centre is a culmination of years of strategic planning. The state-of-the-art facility is located adjacent to BFX’s existing premises in Yandina and spans approximately 9000 square metres and takes BFX’s total manufacturing footprint to a massive 22,000 sqm.

The innovative design of the distribution centre, which seamlessly integrates with the existing operations, highlights the company’s forward-thinking approach to business.

Expansion streamlines operations

Designed to streamline operations and enhance efficiency, the expansion project allows BFX to dispatch more products, faster.

CEO Brad Henderson said, “The development creates a single entry to a receiving warehouse, with product then directed to one of five ‘destination’ warehouses assigned to the different states and regions BFX supplies.

These feed 13 individual loading docks, allowing simultaneous loading of any combination of semi-trailers, B-Doubles and rigid trucks.

By optimising logistics and streamlining processes, BFX aims to enhance its capacity to meet customer demand, particularly during peak periods such as the back-to-school season.”

Image: Aerial photograph of new BFX Furniture distribution centre

Innovative furniture solutions

BFX is known for its innovative and high-quality furniture designs that are purpose built for modern classrooms and workplaces. In 2009, the company developed some of the first ‘flexible learning furniture’ that can be adapted to a variety of teaching and learning styles.

Today, BFX supplies innovative furniture solutions manufactured on the Sunshine Coast to educational institutions and businesses to local and international markets.

With a service backed by years of extensive industry experience and a team dedicated to market research, BFX sees itself as an enabler. 
“BFX was built on customer service,” says BFX Board Chairman Denis Moore. “We celebrate diversity, salute success and always look to do better.”
“We invest in research and active partnerships with education leaders to ensure that we design, specify and supply learning spaces that ensure maximum student and teacher engagement and wellbeing.”
This dependable approach has seen the company approved as a contract supplier to the NSW Government, a preferred supplier of Queensland Government furniture and the sole supplier of Queensland emergency school furniture, under which school fitouts must be provided within days of a fire, flood or other event.
Image: Aerial photograph of new BFX Furniture manufacturing facility

A future-friendly operation

The new facility stays true to BFX’s commitment to sustainability and responsible business practices. Environmental impact is considered at every level of the business.

Mr Moore said, “BFX has an enduring commitment to sustainable products and practices. We achieve this through ethical sourcing and continuous improvement in our use of raw materials, energy and resources, waste minimisation and recycling, and furniture design that ensures our products are fit-for-purpose and built to last,” he said.

The site boasts an impressive solar power system that produces enough renewable energy to run the facility, making it carbon neutral.

Careers for the local community

The growth at BFX Furniture is also creating more jobs on the Sunshine Coast. BFX is one of the largest employers on the Sunshine Coast and has remained steadfast in its mission to support the local economy and residents.

“We support more than 160 Sunshine Coast families through direct employment and many more through our support of local suppliers and subcontractors,” said founder Denis Moore. “We hire local staff, buy local inputs where possible, manufacture right here on the Sunshine Coast and invest locally.”

The expansion of the distribution centre reinforces BFX’s commitment to the region. Once the facility is fully operational, BFX is projected to boost the local economy by $39.06M, as well as facilitate future employment opportunities in the region.

A region rich with possibility

Throughout its journey of growth and expansion, BFX Furniture has benefited from the support and collaborative efforts of the Sunshine Coast Council and wider business community, exemplifying the spirit of cooperation that defines the Sunshine Coast region.

BFX Furniture’s new global distribution centre represents not only a significant milestone for the company but highlights what success businesses can achieve with operations on the Sunshine Coast.

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