NEWS - Mercury opens new HQ
Mercury Marine has officially opened its new headquarters for the Australia, New Zealand and Pacific region in the Melbourne suburb of Dandenong South.
The building, which is designed to further improve efficiencies and provide greater support to dealers and customers, was officially opened by Dustan “Dusty” McCoy, chairman and CEO of Brunswick Corporation, Mercury’s parent company and John Pfeifer, president Brunswick Marine in EMEA and Brunswick Global Structure. Pfeifer is responsible for managing marine operations in addition to shared services for all of Brunswick's operations outside of the USA.
Mercury said its new headquarters boasts 6200m2 of warehouse space and is equipped with a high-tech, electronic parts-checking system. There is also a world-class training room and workshop, including machine shop, welding area and an enclosed rebuild and tool room.
“Our customers and dealers will certainly see the benefits of this new facility,” said John Temple, general Manager for the Australian, New Zealand and the Pacific region.
“Our service and delivery systems are now significantly better thanks to the design and technology we’ve put in place, and we have state-of-the-art training and meeting facilities for dealers and their technicians,” he said.
Having helped to reshape Brunswick into a leaner and more focused organisation over the past few years, McCoy said he was comfortable investing in the new headquarters.
“We look around the world and this region is a great, great place for us. You have the best (marine) customers in the world, and I know the dealers are fantastic business operators,” said McCoy.
“As well, our staff here are the best there are. We measure our people in many, many ways and whichever way we look at it, no-one’s better,” he said.
Pfeifer echoed that confidence. “This is an investment in world-class service to support our dealer network and, through them, our customers,” he said.
The new address for Mercury Marine is 41-71 Bessemer Drive, Dandenong South, 3175.
1). Mercury Marine’s new Australian HQ at Dandenong South, southeast of Melbourne.
2). Mercury’s Australian boss John Temple (left) with Brunswick Corp’s chairman and CEO Dustan McCoy, who unveiled the plaque commemorating the openin.