Linfox picks up major Defence deal

Linfox gains its first warehousing and distribution contract with the Australian Defence Force

Linfox picks up major Defence deal
Linfox has made its first foray into Defence support

Transport giant Linfox has been awarded a warehousing and distribution contract for the Australian Defence Force (ADF).

Linfox will manage more than 20 warehouse and distribution sites that contain all defence products except explosive ordnance across the country, with StarTrack supplying transport services to Linfox.

Linfox CEO Michael Byrne says the firm is looking into employing 600 new staff for the project.

"This is a milestone contract that will underpin efficiency reforms for the ADF’s logistics network," Byrne says.

"Efficient logistics management is the core of our business. We have a track record in partnering major customers across the Asia Pacific to achieve supply chain efficiencies.

"Linfox is recognised throughout the industry for our strong safety culture and operational excellence. We also have many years’ experience in managing a wide range of security-sensitive products."

Linfox spokesman Gary Max says it is the first time that the firm has worked with the Defence Department, with the contract taking more than a year to secure.

"It’s a significant contract and it allows time to develop improvements over the longer term," Max says.

"We certainly bring the expertise in dealing with large and complex work, we have got a track record of doing that and logistics is the core of our business."

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