Business

GEODIS in New Zealand gears up for major expansion with new facility at Auckland Airport

Twice the size of the current facility, the new site will provide best-in-class logistical offerings to GEODIS’ customer base

AUCKLAND,
NEW ZEALAND – Media
OutReach – 3 August 2021 – GEODIS, a leading global transport and
logistics operator, has announced a strategic move to a new facility at
Auckland Airport, following strong and sustained growth in the New Zealand
market. The 5700 sqm facility – with its prime location, advanced
enterprise-grade systems, and extensive storage space – will offer GEODIS’
expanding client base the capacity needed to ensure seamless end-to-end supply
chain support across both local and cross-border markets.


GEODIS in New Zealand gears up for major expansion with new facility at Auckland Airport 

The
unprecedented surge in consumer demand brought about by the pandemic, has heightened
the need for resilient supply chain strategies, particularly within the
healthcare industry, with pharmaceutical companies forced to reinforce their
logistical requirements. Keeping these needs in mind, GEODIS’ new site will
feature specially designed temperature-controlled areas to facilitate the
optimal storage of pharmaceutical products at +15-25 degrees as well as +4
degrees Celsius.

 

The
growing demand will also be addressed by the site’s high productivity storage
solution, which consists of two-metre wide aisle racking that affords 5,000
pallet locations. There is a tier one Warehouse Management System (WMS) that
offers automated operating systems to support the thriving e-commerce
fulfillment business. The purpose-built facility is located at one of
Auckland’s most prominent industrial hubs at Auckland Airport with connections
to the main arterial routes used for distribution. It will also house GEODIS’
international container freight station (CFS), contract logistics and last mile
distribution set-up to enable full-service supply chain management under one
roof.

 

“Significantly,
this new facility is in harmony with our commitment to being a strong growth
partner to our customers. As GEODIS continues to expand, we will also continue
to enhance our infrastructure and processes to align our evolution with our
customers’ development ambitions,” said Stuart Asplet, Sub-Regional Managing
Director, Pacific & Regional Director Sea Freight, Asia Pacific. “The
supply chain industry has certainly been disrupted by the pandemic, yet GEODIS’
passion to stay ahead of the curve has continuously pushed us to deliver
industry-leading solutions that add value to our customers’ business goals. Our
core belief to make a tangible impact on our clients’ goals, has allowed us to
remain one of the fastest-growing logistics operators globally”.

 

The
move further emphasises GEODIS’ focus on the APAC market and follows a series
of investments and advancements made in the region over the past few months.
The consolidation of the company’s operations from multiple sites to a single
site will also boost efficiencies. The logistics provider has signed a
long-term lease for the Auckland facility, encouraged by a healthy growth
trajectory in the market.

 

“We’re
confident that the facility at Auckland Airport will be a gamechanger for our
customers. Features like the increased capacity, temperature control rooms,
state-of-the-art technology, and advanced security measures ensure more precise
and cost-efficient warehousing,” said Hugh Mackay, Managing Director, New
Zealand. “This new site reflects the scale of things to come for our operations
in New Zealand. Our laser sharp focus on providing a robust set of solutions
and unmatched service to our customers holds the key to strengthening our
presence in a competitive marketplace.”

 

The
move will take place in October 2021 and is slated to amplify GEODIS’ offerings
to more businesses including key verticals such as pharmaceuticals, retail, and
fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG).

GEODIS in New Zealand gears up for major expansion with new facility at Auckland Airport Source link GEODIS in New Zealand gears up for major expansion with new facility at Auckland Airport

Back to top button