Posted : Wednesday, 15th April 2015
TNT has opened its state of the art, 78,000m2 ‘super hub’ at Sydney’s Erskine Park, the first of three super hubs to be opened by the global express delivery company this year.
With warehouse space of over 30,000m2, TNT anticipates growth in capacity of 50 per cent thanks to the adoption of advanced parcel sortation technology that can process up to 25,000 parcels per hour.
The company’s investment in the new facility is part of a broader investment in other super hubs in Melbourne (which will be TNT’s largest in the world) and Brisbane, both due for completion later this year.
TNT Australia managing director Peter Langley said meeting and exceeding its customers’ expectations was the prime motivation behind building the new Erskine Park facility.
“This new super hub enables us to streamline processes and implement some of the most advanced parcel sortation systems available,” Mr Langley said.
“The reduced processing times, increased accuracy and faster delivery outcomes will help us to provide even better and more efficient service to our customers.”
The Erskine Park super hub includes Australia’s first high speed automatic sortation system for so-called ‘incompatible’ freight (items in excess of 1.5 metres and 30kg).
The new depot also features an automatic pallet deconsolidation process that reduces the need for manual handling, increasing speed and accuracy while reducing OH&S risks.
Mr Langley said the Erskine Park site in western Sydney was chosen in part for its proximity to many of TNT’s high volume customers.
“It is also in an outstanding position for direct freeway connectivity to both Brisbane and Melbourne – the major freight corridors from Sydney,” he said.
“Erskine Park also has the capacity to absorb high volumes of Domestic Priority freight, making it well equipped to handle freight from the proposed Badgery’s Creek airport nearby.”
The new Erskine park super hub has achieved a best-practice ‘4 Star Green facility’ rating from the Green Building Council of Australia.
450 TNT staff work at the new facility, many of whom have been recruited from the local area.
Mr Langley said TNT’s significant investment in Erskine Park and its other super hubs addresses rapidly changing customer needs.
“This has been brought about by the growth in e-commerce and a shift towards lighter weight, higher volume consignments,” he said.
“Erskine Park and our soon-to-be-completed super hubs in Melbourne and Brisbane have been purpose-built to address these changes and will enable us to meet the needs of our customers for many years to come.”
TNT is one of the world’s largest express delivery companies. On a daily basis, TNT delivers close to one million consignments, ranging from documents and parcels to palletised freight. The company operates road and air transportation networks in Europe, the Middle East and Africa, Asia-Pacific and the Americas. TNT reported €6.7 billion in revenue in 2014. For more information, please visit TNT’s website at: https://www.tnt.com/corporate
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