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Toll Group opens $170m facility in NSW

  • Posted on Thursday 24th, July 2014.

Toll Group has opened the doors to a new $170 million facility located north west of Sydney. The Bungarribee based depot is the largest express parcel freight depot in Australia.

The 53,000-m² facility was custom-built for Toll on an 18-hectare site in close proximity to key transport routes to service Sydney and the rest of Australia.

The Minister for Industry, the Hon. Ian Macfarlane MP, joined Toll Group Managing Director, Brian Kruger, and Toll IPEC Executive General Manager, Rodney Johnston, to officially open the new facility this week.

According to Johnston, the new depot incorporates the latest in safety equipment. “The facility allows for greater segregation of forklifts and pedestrians, reducing the need to share space on the floor,” he said. “For our freight handlers, the chutes have been redesigned to allow for easier lifting and manoeuvring. We’ve also implemented scissor-lifts to prevent injuries while unloading pallets.”

Kruger added that the suburb of Bungarribee, 37 kilometres north west of Sydney’s CBD was an ideal location to allow Toll to service its diverse range of customers.

“The selection of this site was not an accident – it is a testament to the hard work of some of the best minds in the logistics industry,” he said, noting that the new facility play a significant role in the local and national economy. “This new facility will be home to around 600 employees – currently spread across four sites in Moorebank, Homebush and Bankstown – and provides the ability to grow these numbers as capacity increases.

“In this site’s construction phase, more than 200 full-time equivalent jobs were created and I congratulate and thank everyone who has been a part of building this impressive facility.”

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