Toll’s new facility to focus on e-commerce


The new facility will use advanced automation technologies to enable fast and efficient operations

Toll’s new facility to focus on e-commerce
The new facility is expected to begin operations before the end of this month.

 

Toll Group has teamed up with Dematic to build a new distribution center (DC) in Sydney that will focus on the growing e-commerce trade.

The 32,000 square metre facility will use advanced automation technologies to enable fast and efficient operations.

Located in Sydney's Prestons Logistics Estate, the new DC will employ Dematic automation applications such as RapidPICK Goods-to-Person (GTP) Pick Stations and aisles of Dematic Multishuttle storing 150,000 totes, which will help increase Toll’s e-commerce and omni-channel capabilities.

It will also include 32,000 pallet positions of ColbyRack selective and narrow aisle pallet and carton storage.

The company says Dematic’s On-Line Processing Stations, automated bagging and bag take-away machines, and processing stations will help improve same day shipping of packages.

"We are very excited to be offering Australian retailers a new DC specifically designed to meet their e-commerce and omni-channel needs," said Toll Global Logistics Division executive GM customised solutions Mark Cowley says.

"We are particularly proud that our new facility will be an Australian first in automation for eCommerce processing and distribution.

"We look forward to working with Dematic to enable a fast, efficient and cost-effective supply chain for Australian retailers and their customers."

The new facility is expected to begin operations before the end of this month.

Dematic’s director of integrated systems Pas Tomasiello says the new facility will be equipped with high-level automation that is "suited to retailers striving to meet the increasing omni-channel demands".

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