Toll Group has opened a A$10m (US$6.6m) healthcare warehouse and distribution facility in the Brisbane suburb of Richlands in Australia.
The custom-built distribution center has a storage capacity of 4,600m2 across ambient and cool-room facilities including ultra-low freezers for the storage and distribution of specialized vaccines. It has a five Green Star Rating and features recyclable water usage, energy efficient/motion-sensor LED lighting, and a roof solar power system to provide green energy. The new site is located 24km from central Brisbane and close to major highways. The facility is licensed with the Therapeutic Goods Administration and the only healthcare facility in Queensland that is Good Management Practice certified.
The facility will support the delivery of patient-critical healthcare products to Queensland communities. The facility has been custom designed to support the requirements of customers including CSL and Queensland Health and will store and manage inventory of pharmaceuticals, medical devices, vaccines and consumer health products. It will be the primary distribution center of National Immunisation Program flu vaccines for Queensland Health in 2023.
Toll is investing A$400m (US$267m) in the Australian market over the next four years across facilities, fleet and technology to support customer growth in the region. The Richlands facility is Toll’s fifth healthcare facility in Australia, and the company also has healthcare facilities in Singapore, China and India.
Perry Singh, president of government and defence at Toll, said, “This investment reflects Toll’s commitment to creating advanced warehouse management solutions to meet the changing dynamics in the healthcare sector. The facility provides fast, accurate and compliant delivery for our customers.”
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