Mainfreight is bolstering eastern Australian presence

Kiwi giant looks to fortify logistics locally during recent positive run

Mainfreight is bolstering eastern Australian presence
Mainfreight is in the midst of an international facility investment phase. Picture: Mainfreight


Mainfreight has moved to enhance its Australian operations following a pleasing performance in its past financial year.

The New Zealand-headquartered transport and logistics firm has invested in new Australian facilities again, focused on the eastern states.

"Over the last three years, we have completed over a dozen significant building projects in Australia's capital cities both in our domestic and international businesses," the company says of moves replicated in the US and Europe.

"Further development is now taking place in other major cities – these investments are designed to optimise productivity and increase service levels for our customers."

Mainfreight is to open two new branches, in Toowoomba and Bendigo, with the Toowoomba branch’s location is to be confirmed.

"Our regional development is a focus as we open new branches in Bendigo and Toowoomba continuing our strategy of wanting to control the delivery quality and to intensify our network in-country," it says.

It is planning a new site in Newcastle, to be completed early next year.

"Construction is underway on our new purpose built facility that will ensure the efficient and effective handling of freight," the company says.

On 1.7 hectares of land, the 5,800 square metre facility with 4,200 sq m of raised dock "will allow loaders to have better line of sight when loading".

It will have four rear loading docks to increase the number of trailers that can be handled and a further 7,200 sq m of hardstand.

It notes the facility will be located at the end of the M1 Sydney Motorway "with premium access to the recently opened Hunter Expressway and Pacific Highway for all local and interstate deliveries".

Meanwhile, Mainfreight’s Albury facility has seen its expansion completed in August.

"We originally moved into this depot in 2012 and the last five years have seen our team and operations expand so much that we are now increasing the site by over 50 per cent," it says.

The extension includes 1,000 sq m of hardstand to improve access for B-doubles and other large vehicles.


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