Toll opens new express freight facility near Sydney


New $170 million depot has been custom built for Toll’s Ipec brand.

Toll opens new express freight facility near Sydney
Long term vision: Toll managing director Brian Kruger says the new facility will help grow Toll's reach over the next 20 years.

 

Toll has adopted a long-term view with the opening of a new facility to underpin its express parcel freight operations over the next two decades.

The 53,000 square metre Bungarribee-based depot north west of Sydney was built for the company’s express road freight business Toll Ipec.

Toll says the $170 million site, which sits on 18 hectares of land, is the largest express parcel freight facility in Australia.

"This facility itself is key to consolidating Toll’s position as a leading provider of logistics services and in growing our extensive national distribution network over the next 20 years and beyond," Toll managing director Brian Kruger says.

He says Toll chose the suburb of Bungarribee because it is 37km north west of Sydney’s CBD and provides immediate access to major arterial routes.

"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," Kruger says.

The facility will bring under the one roof Toll employees currently spread out across nearby depots.

"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," Kruger says.

Toll says the facility boasts leading safety features, including greater segregation of forklifts and pedestrians.

"The entire facility has a much stronger traffic management plan than in previous depots, due to key design initiatives relating to freight profile, truck type and traffic flow. This will help us to maintain our capacity at peak times," Toll Ipec executive general manager Rodney Johnston says.

"For our freight handlers, the chutes have been redesigned to allow for easier lifting and manoeuvring. And lastly, we have implemented scissor-lifts to prevent injuries while unloading pallets."

Toll says the depot has the capacity to sort 35,000 parcels an hour.

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