Linfox to set up WA logistics 'supersite'

Hazelmere facility to bolster services to resources industry

April 7, 2011

Another piece in Linfox’s resources logistics puzzle in Western Australia has fallen into place with a large parcel of industrial land secured near Perth.

Other real estate to the north is also being considered.

The eight hectares at Hazelmere will be turned into what the company describes as a "supersite" supporting its operations in the state and Chief Executive Michael Byrne highlighted its access to major highways for Linfox’s double road trains.

"The supersite will be a state-of-the-art facility designed to support the booming needs of resources projects in Western Australia," Byrne says.

"The $68 million development builds on two years of Linfox investment in logistics services for WA resources companies.

"Linfox has built a strong position in the WA industry in the last two years.

"By 2013, our investment in specialised fleet, property and equipment will exceed $200 million.

"This is a major advance in our specialisation for the resources sector."

Linfox has also secured a site at Port Hedland to service the port and has access to a depot in Newman.

"We are considering four further property developments in Karratha, Dampier, Broome and Darwin in the coming year," Byrne says.

"We will build the freight network capacity to manage long-term growth in the industry."

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