Ron Crouch Transport in multi-state warehousing expansion

By: Mark Gojszyk

New Sydney and Brisbane facilities to be followed by Adelaide

Ron Crouch Transport in multi-state warehousing expansion
The recently announced Wacol facility


Details have emerged on Ron Crouch Transport’s (RCT’s) warehousing expansion moves in New South Wales and Queensland throughout the year.

A logistics facility within the First Estate, Orchard Hills, area has been followed up by a new warehouse in Wacol, Brisbane.

The company secured a seven-year lease for the 12,500 sqare metre Sydney facility, which is HACCP (hazard analysis and critical control points) food grade and dangerous goods licenced.

This week saw "the first bays of racking installed in our Sydney warehouse, 1,200 locations completed, 17,000+ to go", RCT notes.

The Wacol warehouse spans 6,000 sq m and will have capacity for more than 7,200 pallet spaces of food grade, fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG) or DG "once pallet racking fit out is completed".

The Brisbane and Sydney announcements complement existing Melbourne and Wagga Wagga warehouses and are set to be followed by planned expansion into Adelaide later in the year.

Look back on ATN's operator profile of RCT in 2014, here

RCT managing director Geoff Crouch tells ATN the moves follow a company strategy devised about two-and-a-half years ago to focus on the dangerous goods space as an area of specialty.

"We wanted to become a significant force in dangerous goods/3PL space and were on the lookout for sufficient facilities and exposure," he says.

Crouch notes the DG sector had seen a recent uptick due to coronavirus (Covid-19) demand for sanitary items.

He also hails the efforts of warehousing matchmaker uTenant in facilitating the moves.

"We could not speak highly enough of uTenant and their service offering; a completely confidential and transparent process was undertaken, and the level of service and attentiveness to our needs was truly second to none," Crouch says of the Sydney move earlier in the year.


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