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Toll has announced the new facility in Brisbane
Toll Group has begun its Australian expansion with a major healthcare warehouse opened in Brisbane
Logistics giant Toll Group has announced the opening of a new healthcare warehouse and distribution facility in the Brisbane suburb of Richlands.
The cutting-edge facility is a $10 million investment over the next 10 years that will support the delivery of patient-critical healthcare products to Queensland communities. Queensland assistant health minister Julieanne Gilbert officially opened the facility, with the custom-built distribution centre having the storage capacity of 4,600 sqm across ambient and cool-room facilities including ultra-low freezers for the storage and distribution of specialised vaccines. "This investment reflects Toll’s commitment to creating advanced warehouse management solutions to meet the changing dynamics in the healthcare sector. The facility provides fast, accurate and compliant delivery for our customers," Toll president of government and defence Perry Singh says. The facility has been custom designed to support the unique requirements of customers including CSL and Queensland Health and will store and manage inventory of pharmaceuticals, medical devices, vaccines and consumer health products. It will be the primary distribution centre of National Immunisation Program flu vaccines for Queensland Health in 2023.
The facility has a five Green Star Rating and features recyclable water usage, energy efficient/motion-sensored LED lighting and a roof solar power system to provide green energy.
The Richlands facility is Toll’s fifth healthcare facility in Australia and the company also has healthcare facilities in Singapore, China and India. The new site is located 24 kilometres from central Brisbane and close to major highways.
The facility is licensed with the Therapeutic Goods Administration and the only healthcare facility in Queensland that is Good Management Practice certified. Toll is investing $400 million in the Australian market over the next four years across facilities, fleet and technology to support customer growth in the region.