Winning Group has unveiled a new Winning Services distribution centre in New Zealand, expanding its logistics offering outside of Australia for the first time.

Located in Waitemata Ports in Auckland, the 6,000 square metre Winning Services DC completely mitigates middle mile logistics costs and decreases supply chain lead times for third party logistics partners. With 18 loading docks, the DC will service the greater Auckland area.

Inside the Winning Services Auckland DC.

Winning Services has also completed its new Altona North DC in Victoria measuring 45,000 square metres – more than four times the size of the previous DC – with 55 loading docks, an increase from 8 loading docks. As the largest DC for the group, it will service Appliances Online, Winning Appliances, Rogerseller and Home Clearance, as well as third party logistics partners including King Living, iFit Health and Fitness, and Sub-Zero & Wolf.

Winning Group chief operating officer, Ryan Fritsch said Winning Services is a leader in big and bulky warehousing and end mile customer experience with some of the highest Net Promoter Scores in the world.

“Logistics has been at the core of the group’s success and we are incredibly proud to launch Winning Services in New Zealand, our first market outside of Australia, and launch our largest DC in the group’s history in Victoria. Both DCs will help continue our solid double-digit growth and provide customers and 3PL partners with our legendary care and exceptional service.”

The Winning Services DC in Altona North is the largest DC in the group’s portfolio to date.

Winning Group general manager of operations, Mick Bunt said the new Winning Services DCs uniquely allow the group to provide free next day delivery to Victorians and completely mitigates middle mile logistics costs in Auckland for big and bulky retailers.

“Our Auckland DC is ideally located within the Port, allowing us to destuff stock, including MPI clearance, coming into the Ports of Auckland, store, dispatch and deliver stock straight to Auckland based customers,” he said.

“We are also servicing delivery outside greater Auckland, by facilitating the dispatch of goods ready for line haul. We are currently providing 3PL services for a leading furniture retailer and we look forward to building our Winning Services logistics network and working with big and bulky retailers in New Zealand.

L to R: Winning Group GM operations, Michael Bunt, Winning Services Victoria driver, Tony Maman and Winning Group COO, Ryan Fritsch. Maman was the first Winning Services team member in Victoria. He moved from Sydney to Melbourne in 2008 to set up the first Melbourne DC in Sunshine West.

“Our world-class Altona North DC was purpose-built over the past 12 months. Its location has been carefully chosen to ensure that our Victorian customers and third-party logistics partners continue to receive our industry-leading, free next day delivery through our own fleet of trucks.

“We would like to thank our building and construction partners Aliro, ISPT and Qanstruct, for delivering a facility that we are proud of and that will support the future growth of our business.”