Toll New Zealand’s new purpose-built site opens for business in New Plymouth
Toll New Zealand has officially opened a new 3,500 sqm freight forwarding facility in New Plymouth. This follows a 12-month construction period and will now deliver significant improvements to Toll’s service to the region.
Neil Holdom, mayor of New Plymouth, joined Toll New Zealand’s executive general manager Jon Adams online due to the current Alert Level 3 restrictions, and branch manager, Willy Harvey to unveil the modern logistics depot to Toll employees and customers. Adams says the new hub will service the Taranaki region and create a more efficient working environment for Toll employees to service customers' growing needs.
"This brand-new logistics hub serving Taranaki is a key part of Toll New Zealand's ongoing network transformation. It is also an investment in our hard-working and passionate team and will enable them to work more efficiently while providing best-in-class service to our customers," said Adams.
The new facility’s 1700 sqm warehouse, and 500 sqm canopy, is five times the size of the previous New Plymouth depot.?The centre’s increased capacity enables Toll’s New Plymouth team to process three times the amount of freight than the previous centre, ensuring Toll can keep pace with the growing e-commerce demands.
Toll New Plymouth branch manager Willy Harvey says he is already seeing a significant improvement in his team's morale. "Our previous building was more than 40 years old. The new building has been designed with our employees’ needs top of mind. The installation of Clearlite sheets has enhanced natural lighting and the office facilities are first class,” said Harvey.
The new facility is more accessible, located at the Connett Rd industrial estate that runs parallel with the State Highway 3 motorway. The site demonstrates Toll's commitment to both New Plymouth’s local freight industry and New Zealand’s sector more broadly. Toll New Zealand currently employs more than 700 New Zealanders nationwide.