Promises more efficient delivery.
Toll Group has opened its new distribution centre in Prestons in western Sydney to support faster and more efficient deliveries from retailers.
The $160 million fulfilment centre measures 32,000 square metres, incorporates 15,600 square metres of automation equipment, is capable of picking, processing and packing 375,000 items per day and shortens delivery times from days to hours.
The opening event held last week was attended by Minister for Roads, Maritime and Freight, The Hon. Melinda Pavey MP, Toll Group chairman, John Mullen, and Specialty Fashion Group general manager for logistics, Alex Linton to officially open the new facility.
“Toll’s investment in the new facility is helping our customers adapt to the new retail environment. The facility is equipped with $50 million in advanced automation technology so retailers can deliver their ecommerce orders faster and in a much more economical way,” Pearce said.
Ribbon cutting at the official opening event
“Retailers will benefit from the ability to deliver goods to their stores and direct to customers faster and more efficiently. Shoppers will enjoy more flexible order times and faster processing so they can receive their purchases within hours not days.”
Minister Pavey commented, “Staying competitive in a rapidly-changing global market requires vision, determination and an appetite for change, and that’s what Toll’s new facility will provide.”
The facility was constructed in collaboration with apparel retailer, Speciality Fashion Group (SFG), Toll’s anchor tenant at the new site. The facility operates as a shared, multi-user facility, with capacity to support additional retailers and their supply chain operations.
The combined Prestons site will provide jobs for around 200 operations workers, technicians and engineers. It is ideally positioned on the corner of the M5 and M7 enabling convenient transport links to deliver at greater speed-to-market.