Toll opens new $25 million facility in Wellington

2 MinutesBy NZ Trucking magazineAugust 10, 2020

Toll has opened a new $25 million logistics hub in Wellington, Toll Aotea, which is double the size of the previous facility and can process around 800,000 parcels, satchels and pallets a year.

The 8400m² warehouse sits on approximately 18245m² of land. The increased space has already led to efficiency increases and reduction in manual handling.

Toll New Zealand executive general manager Jon Adams said Toll Aotea will meet the growing demands of customers and consumers across Wellington.

“We‘ll have close to 70 employees stationed at the facility, including drivers and warehouse workers, all committed to providing the best service to customers,” said Adams.

The multi-modal facility is serviced by direct road, rail and Interislander freight and plays a key role in Toll‘s New Zealand network, transhipping freight from regional branches to Auckland and Christchurch. The site neighbours State Highway 1 and is adjacent to Centre Port Wellington.

Toll Aotea incorporates the latest safety technology including a weighbridge, ensuring every truck leaving the site is compliant. Built using environmentally sustainable design, the facility includes LED lighting, translucent sheeting to minimise light usage, adaptable lighting, and mechanical controls to help drive down energy use.

Toll Aotea is part of a $185m investment in the New Zealand market, with more than 300 construction jobs created throughout the project. Toll is also scheduled to open its flagship facility, Toll Tamaki, in Auckland later in August.