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Hunter Express optimises NSW operations with Casula facility

  • Posted on Thursday 30th, May 2019.

Transport company, Hunter Express, is expanding its Sydney footprint to tackle burgeoning e-commerce demand.

A long-term commitment has been secured in AMP Capital’s new Crossroads Logistics Centre with Hunter Express joining the likes of Costco, Electrolux and WesTrac.

Working with TM Insight, an integrated supply chain, property and project management firm, Hunter Express was able to procure the new Casula facility.

The distribution centre, comprising a 9,955-square-metre warehouse and 500-square-metre office, is located at 245 Beech Road, Casula, in New South Wales.

The facility is reported to feature advanced sustainability initiatives. The building specifications incorporate solar panels, recycled rainwater, energy efficient LED lighting and an environmentally friendly wash bay for truck cleaning.

“The location of the new facility is key to optimising our operations, as it is five minutes away from the M5 and M7 motorways,” said Hunter Express CEO, Mark Hunter.

“This saves each vehicle within our fleet 40 minutes per day, therefore dramatically increasing our productivity and our ability to more efficiently service our customers,” he said.

Hunter explained that the facility will be fitted with a sortation system, enabling the business to accelerate growth plans in specialised handling and its delivery services.

The facility is expected to be operational in late July 2019.

Retail trade in Australia trended upwards in March by 0.3 per cent, according to the Australian Bureau of Statistics. This is reported to follow a rise of 0.3 per cent in February and a rise of 0.2 per cent in January. Following states and territories trends in March, NSW rose the highest at 0.4 per cent.

In related news, US-based e-commerce company, Amazon, announced financial results for the first quarter ended 31 March 2019.

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