Foodstuffs opens $21m Wellington transport depot

In News1 MinutesBy NZ Trucking magazineDecember 1, 2023

Foodstuffs North Island has opened a $21 million cross dock facility and depot in Wellington.

The multi-temperature facility is designed specifically for the supply and distribution of groceries and aims to modernise the way groceries and other essentials are distributed across the Wellington region.

The Grenada facility is the third new regional transport depot to be opened by the co-operative in the last 14 months, following new sites in Whangārei and Hastings, and is equipped with dedicated docks for loading and unloading, which allows for up to six trucks to be loaded simultaneously.

With 3250m2 of buildings set on an 8775m2 site, the facility will serve as a hub for receiving bulk orders of milk as well as chilled, frozen, and produce orders from Foodstuffs North Island’s Palmerston North distribution centres. The new facility will receive larger orders while teams breakdown and dispatch final deliveries to individual stores across the Wellington region utilising a fleet of smaller trucks.

Foodstuffs North Island CEO Chris Quin said the new site will enable Foodstuffs North Island to handle more freight than ever before, while providing capacity to support the growth of the Wellington region and to service future stores.