TOLL recently announced the opening of a colossal new $160m distribution centre in Sydney’s west.
Covering an area of 32,000 square metres, the centre is designed to support the growth of online shopping in Australia.
State roads, maritime and freight minister Melinda Pavey was present at the opening ceremony.
She said staying competitive in a rapidly changing global market requires vision, determination and an appetite for change, which the new facility would provide.
Toll Global Logistics president Chris Pearce said today’s market was placing aggressive demands on retailers to provide fast fulfilment and delivery without increasing costs.
“The facility is equipped with $50m in advanced automation technology so retailers can deliver their eCommerce orders faster and in a much more economical way,” he said.
Mr Pearce said this equipment was capable of picking, processing and packing 70 million items per year.