Transport and logistics company, Toll Group, has officially opened a new logistics hub in Wellington valued at approx. €15.2 million.
The site, Toll Aotea, is home to more than 60 employees and subcontractors who are expected to process around 800,000 parcels, satchels and pallets annually.
“Congratulations to everyone involved,” Toll Group said in a statement.
Toll New Zealand Executive General Manager, Jon Adams, said Toll Aotea will meet the growing demands of customers and consumers across Wellington.
“Our new Toll Aotea facility is double the size of the previous facility and means we can support the growth of our customers who service key industries across retail, construction, packaging and beverages,” said Adams.
“We'll have close to 70 employees stationed at the facility, including drivers and warehouse workers, all committed to providing the best service to customers,” he said.
The multimodal facility is serviced by direct road, rail and inter-islander freight and plays a key role in Toll's New Zealand network – transhipping freight from regional branches to Auckland and Christchurch.
The site which neighbours State Highway 1 is close to Wellington City Centre and is also adjacent to Centre Port Wellington.
The 8,400-square-metre warehouse sits on approximately 18,245 square metres of land. The increased space has led to efficiency increases and a reduction in manual handling.
Toll Aotea is part of a $185 million investment in the New Zealand market, with more than 300 construction jobs created throughout the project.