Hellmann Worldwide Logistics to open new warehouse at Auckland Airport
Hellmann Worldwide Logistics has announced a €28m lease and development investment with Auckland Airport to establish a new warehousing complex dedicated to multinational manufacturer Techtronic Industries (TTI).
The 19,200-square-metre facility is located directly at Auckland Airport and will be operating in July this year. From the new warehouse, Hellmann will handle full-service contract logistics services for its long-standing customer TTI.
The facility will enable storage for up to 29,000 pallets at up to ten pallet levels high.
“The new warehouse is designed to build in flexibility and scale to adapt and grow as TTI’s requirements of tomorrow develop,” said Chris McCagney, Managing Director at Hellmann New Zealand.
“For example, the complex will have no columns and enhanced floor specifications which allows for future investments in innovative robotic-based material handling and automation solutions. At the same time Hellmann has developed an environmentally-sustainable and highly-efficient facility both for their staff and clients,” McCagney said.
TTI Australia and New Zealand Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer, Grant Edhouse, said the development would be vital to accommodating his business’ continuing, rapid expansion in New Zealand.
“We needed a new facility with a longer-term contract logistics arrangement to support our future growth,” Edhouse said.
“The extended height, capacity, operational efficiency and flexibility of the complex has been specifically developed to cater for TTI’s needs for a considerable period of time. By consolidating our operations into this new complex, we will be able to optimise and future proof our supply chain to the benefit of our retail partners and end users of our products,” he said.
Source: Hellmann Worldwide Logistics