History

Our History

A new face for the fourth generation transport family…McPhee Distribution Services is the new name for an established Australian logistics business. The company was formerly SembCorp Logistics Australia & originally Warehousing & Distribution Australia.

We are proud to announce the business is again 100% Australian owned and focused on delivering personal service to the Australian warehousing & distribution market.

Warehousing & Distribution Australia Pty Ltd

W&D was founded in Sydney in 1984 by Wal Moloney & John McPhee to expand the services offered by McPhee Transport. The business was well supported and progressively opened additional branches in Melbourne, Perth & Brisbane. By 2000 the business employed over 80 staff and was providing full warehousing & fulfillment services to many premium companies across Australia.

SembCorp Logistics (Australia) Pty Ltd

The directors saw the opportunities to link the Australian business to the growth in Asia and entered a joint venture in 2001 with SembCorp Logistics Ltd of Singapore, who had established facilities across Asia and strength in China and India. The new business SembCorp Logistics Australia, continued to grow in the increasingly competitive logistics industry in Australia. In 2005 Jay McPhee (John McPhee’s son) joined the business and took over the role of Managing Director from Wal Moloney.

In March 2006 Toll (Asia) Pty Ltd acquired the SembCorp Logistics group (Singapore) including the controlling interest in the Australian joint venture.

McPhee Distribution Services Pty Ltd

In September 2006, the Australian directors completed the purchase of the remaining shares held by Sembcorp Singapore to achieve 100% ownership and renamed the company McPhee Distribution Services. The directors see a growing opportunity for the national business to provide a level of service and flexibility not generally available from the large companies in the industry.

A new face for the fourth generation transport family…McPhee Distribution Services is the new name for an established Australian logistics business. The company was formerly SembCorp Logistics Australia & originally Warehousing & Distribution Australia.