Brisbane, Australia, 12 December, 2013 – CEVA Logistics, one of the world’s leading supply chain management companies, today officially opened its new multi user warehouse complex at Berrinba in Queensland, as part of the company’s commitment to strengthening its operations and expanding its footprint in Australia.
The 56,000 sq m Berrinba warehouse and office complex is the largest facility to have been constructed for CEVA in Australia. It is strategically located within a rapidly emerging industrial area in the City of Logan, less than 25 km from Brisbane’s Central Business District. The facility connects quickly with Road, Air and Oceanfreight services, being close to the nearby Logan, Gateway, Ipswich and Pacific highways with easy access to the Port of Brisbane and Brisbane Airport.
Over 70 customers attended the launch ceremony for the site, which was officially opened by Pam Parker, Mayor of Logan City Council, with Tim Edwards, General Manager, Queensland for site developer Australand, and CEVA’s Executive Vice President, Australia and New Zealand, Casey Fisher.
Casey Fisher said: “Our team is very excited about the opening of this multi user facility, which will deliver a range of tangible benefits to our customers’ supply chains through economies of scale, shared overheads, resources, equipment and best practice processes. We have experienced good levels of growth over the past 12 months and the new facility marks an important step forward in addressing new opportunities in the Queensland and Australian marketplaces.”
The Berrinba facility has been designed with advanced infrastructure including continuous loading docks and dock levellers, state of the art racking with a layout configured for maximum efficiency, advanced material handling equipment, integrated IT and warehouse management systems and traffic management for a seamless flow.
Sustainable design features, which gained the site a four star Greenstar rating from the Green Building Council of Australia, include translucent roof sheeting for natural light, high efficiency T5 warehouse lighting, solar hot water systems with high efficiency water fittings, drought resistant landscaping, air cooled air conditioning and rainwater harvesting. CEVA is committed to sustainability as a way to reduce waste and share the savings with customers, as a driver of innovation and as a smart, ethical way to do business.
The opening of the Berrinba facility boosts CEVA’s footprint in Australia and New Zealand, which now stands at 65 facilities. CEVA employs over 2,000 team members across Australia and New Zealand, all dedicated to delivering operational excellence to customers, each and every day.
For more information contact:
David Cliffe, CEVA
+61 3 9931 9959
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CEVA Logistics, one of the world’s leading non-asset based supply chain management companies, designs and implements industry leading solutions for large and medium-size national and multinational companies. Approximately 50,000 employees in more than 160 countries are dedicated to delivering effective and robust supply chain solutions across a variety of sectors where CEVA applies its operational expertise to provide best-in-class services across its integrated network. For more information, please visit www.cevalogistics.com
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