TOLL'S NEW DEPOT DRIVES GROWTH IN QUEENSLAND
Written on the 16 May 2014
ONE of the country’s largest freight handling facilities has opened in Brisbane this week, with Toll Group officially unveiling its new $86 million depot.
The announcement confirms Toll’s growth strategy of investing in its network to boost competitiveness, while creating an additional 500 jobs for the region.Toll’s divisional director Mal Grimmond says safety was a key focus in the facility’s design, along with efficiency.
“The new depot has been designed to provide the absolute safest working environment for our people, which is essential in a labour-intensive industry such as transport and logistics.“We’ve purposely limited the interactions between pedestrians and forklifts as much as possible and our unprecedented 2000 square metre dedicated heavy vehicle workshop highlights the importance Toll places on the safety of its truck fleet, the safety of the people who drive them – and the safety of the communities they drive through,” he says.
Grimmond says the company take the social responsibility of road safety very seriously.Premier Campbell New man cut the ribbon with Grimmond (pictured left and right) at the 13 hectare site in Karawatha on Wednesday.
Premier Newman says he hopes Toll continues to grow and employ more people, in turn encouraging other business to invest in Queensland.“This new facility for Toll will be the largest in its world-wide operations and it’s encouraging they decided to open it in Queensland, the best place to live and work.
“We are unashamedly pro-growth and pro-jobs for Queensland and we’re creating an environment where businesses can prosper, he says.The custom-built facility is the new national headquarters for road division Toll NQX, as well as playing home to the transport company’s fleet and logistics contractors.