TransDiesel opens new Waikato hub

In News2 MinutesBy NZ Trucking magazineJanuary 20, 2022

TransDiesel has opened a new national distribution centre in Hautapu, just south of Hamilton and adjacent to the Waikato Expressway.

The new facility will enhance the service offered to customers throughout the country.

“The new hub represents a significant investment in all-new infrastructure at a greenfields site and demonstrates our ongoing commitment to our customers,” said Mike McKessar, TransDiesel CEO.

“It offers multiple benefits to our clients and will enable many associated positive flow-ons, ranging from improved customer service, enhanced satisfaction thanks to shorter wait-times as well as employment for local residents,” he said.

McKessar said: al of the new construction has been done with environmental considerations in mind, with the new facility showcasing a number of sustainability-oriented features.

He said the purpose of the new facility is to provide a consistent supply chain solution by relocating product to a more cost-competitive in-house solution, in turn enabling better controls and stock management.

Its location next to the  Waikato Expressway will enable TransDiesel to offer great national coverage in a timely manner, whilethe additional space and central location will give the facility an added advantage of being able to use the new infrastructure investment being made around the Tauranga port upgrades.

The new site will create employment, TransDiesel said.

“There will be three warehouse staff to start the process and there will be additional employees required to keep pace with future growth,” said McKessar.

“From a TransDiesel perspective, the number of employees in the region has now risen to six technicians.  I am sure this number will climb as demand for products increases alongside sales and market growth.”

The size of the site is just over four-hectares and, with 170m of road frontage, the new TransDiesel facility will be easily recognisable from the Waikato Expressway.  It has also been built with an eye to the future, with an extra hectare of land available onsite for development as and when required.