Feight giant TNT Express is set to construct a new US$79 million super hub southwest of Brisbane to accommodate its regional headquarters and distribution centre.
The new mega-facility, to be built in Goodman’s Redbank Motorway Estate, is expected to create more than 300 full-time jobs, reported The Courier-Mail.
Construction is planned to begin this month with completion scheduled for mid 2015.
The new depot’s state-of-the-art parcel sorting technology will process 15,000 parcels per hour, five times more than its Salisbury facility’s capacity.
To be built on a 78,000 sq m site on Monash Rd, the facility will include 26,000 sq m of warehouse space – a significant expansion from its existing 15,000 sq m of warehousing – to cater for future growth.
“The new TNT Express Redbank logistics hub will be a major facility in this important and growing area of Queensland,” TNT Express Queensland regional director Peter Gutsche said.
“It will contain some of the most technologically advanced and innovative parcel sorting technology available to improve the operational efficiency and security of our customers’ shipments.”
Gutsche said the facility would be located in a vital supply chain corridor and TNT Express was working with the Ipswich City Council and local suppliers to maximise the outcomes of its investment in terms of jobs and the future of transport and logistics in the area.
“The new depot is part of TNT Express’ broader investment in its operations around Australia, including the creation of new ‘super hubs’ in Sydney and Melbourne, also due for completion during 2015 and complementing those in other locations which have been upgraded in recent years,” he said.