About Us

Cross Docks Australia is a specialised, agile and responsive 3PL with a sole focus on protecting, managing and moving your brand’s most valuable asset – your stock.

Founded in 2004 by Shan Manickam as a small start-up, Cross Docks today has over 45 local and international clients and along the way has achieved an enviable reputation with a proven track record.

Every product, every box, every brand in our warehouse is treated as if it were our own.

With close to 100 employees including senior managers, many of whom have been here from the inception, the Cross Docks team runs like a well-oiled machine. The lessons we have learnt in building a business from scratch, underpin our values and drive our exceptional customer service levels.

Our goal is the same as yours – getting the right product to the right place at the right time, and we exist to take the stress and operational hassles away from brands who have much better things to do with their time.

Our Performance Tools

We give clients back the time they need – to plan, develop and run their business. They still have control and access to data, but without the hassles or responsibilities. We use four key performance tools to achieve this.


Whether it’s transitioning your stock, a global pandemic or a seasonal spike we are always prepared and pro-active to shift gears when needed. Our goals are the same as our yours – to deliver a consistent customer experience, every time. We’re ready when you are.


Our Warehouse Management System is at the core of our business. We have continued to invest and improve the functionality of the system to better benefit our customers. Real time data and reports that are easy to understand give our customers the power to make informed business decisions to maximise productivity.


Attitude – is everything ! Our team of close to 100 staff are trained and focused to reach the same goals as our customers. Getting the right product, to the right place at the right time. Every product and every brand in our warehouse – we treat as it it’s our own. We love what we do.


Our WMS capabilities include a perpetual 24/7 counting process called automated cycle counting. It’s like doing a stock-take 15 days a day on each product, removing the risk of errors and increasing accuracy.

We are a progressive warehouse management business with multiple sites in Melbourne’s west, close to ports and transport hubs. We are a trusted partner to leading national brands and small boutique businesses.

Cross Docks is privately owned and operated.

Team Work Makes the Dream Work

Cross Docks was founded in 2004 by Shan Manickam who is proud to have grown a local business which currently employs around 100 people and has created jobs for thousands of Victorians over its 20 years in business.

Shan Manickam


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Bikram Singh

Operations Manager

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Michael Van Vo

Operations Manager

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Onur McCormick

Project Manager

Case Studies

Read more about case studies and testimonials from the people that benefited from our work.