Toll Group to construct super depot on Gold Coast

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Transportation and logistics firm Toll Group, part of Japan Post, has unveiled its plans for a new multi-purpose super depot on the Gold Coast of Australia.

Custom-built for Toll, the new 10,250m² (110,000ft²) super depot will bring together multiple freight services from three existing sites under one roof, including medical supplies, food, fashion and machinery.

With its immediate access to major arterial routes throughout southeast Queensland, the new Arundel site is ideally positioned to service a diverse range of customers.

Toll will employ more than 120 Gold Coast locals at the new facility. Construction, including the implementation of the conveyor and sortation system, is scheduled for completion by April 2019.

Michael Byrne, managing director, Toll Group, said, “We have a strong vision for Queensland and Toll is making a substantial investment on the Gold Coast with this new state-of-the-art facility.

“The new depot has been designed to provide the safest working environment for our people and customers. We’ve purposely limited the interactions between pedestrians and forklifts, customer collections will now be separated from operations, and operational traffic will flow in one direction, which means no reversing and less risk.”

Toll’s three existing sites, at Molendinar, Arundel and Burleigh Heads, will stagger their relocation until end July 2019 to ensure a smooth transition for customers.

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