Full-service provider Hellmann Worldwide Logistics is investing 28 million euros with Auckland Airport to lease and develop a 19,200-sqm ambient warehouse complex for multinational manufacturer Techtronic Industries (TTI).
The complex, located directly at Auckland Airport, will be commissioned in July this year and is expected to deliver a ‘new benchmark in efficiency, flexibility and functionality’ for Hellmann’s contract logistics services..
The company is building a 16,000-sqm warehousing complex with 3,200 sqm of cantilevered canopy, to allow storage for 29,000 pallets of up to 10 pallet levels high.
TTI Australia said the move is part of a strategy to future proof its supply chain and a great example on how to create a really exciting form of architecture within a functional industry build.
“The fact that we built an individually tailored warehouse for TTI further cements Hellmann’s business relationship with the client, which is a world leader in global brands such as MILWAUKEE, AEG and RYOBI power tools,” says Chris McCagney, managing director in New Zealand, adding that the new warehouse is designed to adapt and grow as TTI’s requirements develop.
“The complex will have no columns and enhanced floor specifications which allows for future investments in innovative robotic-based material handling and automation solutions,” he added.
Hellman added that the new logistics complex was built to the specifications of the New Zealand Green Building Council, which meets the latest requirements for sustainable construction.
“This additional large scale investment in New Zealand underscores the strategic importance of contract logistics for the Group as a whole and is an important milestone on the way to strengthening our market position in the segment globally,” says Volker Sauerborn, chief operating officer for contract logistics at Hellmann.