TNT has officially opened a 78,000m² “super hub” distribution centre in western Sydney.
The Erskine Park-based facility is the first of three super hubs to be opened by the parcel express delivery company this year.
According to TNT’s domestic division Managing Director, Marco van Kalleveen, the Sydney centre includes state-of-the-art parcel sorting technology that will process up to 25,000 packages per hour.
“This new ‘super hub’ enables us to streamline processes and implement some of the most advanced parcel sortation systems available,” van Kalleveen said. “The reduced processing times, increased accuracy and faster delivery outcomes will help us provide even better service to our customers.”
The Erskine Park super hub includes Australia’s first high speed automatic sortation system for so-called ‘incompatible’ freight (items in excess of 1.5 metres and 30kg).
The new depot also features an automatic pallet deconsolidation process that reduces the need for manual handling, increasing speed and accuracy while reducing OH&S risks.
Mr Langley said the Erskine Park site in western Sydney was chosen in part for its proximity to many of TNT’s high volume customers.
“It is also in an outstanding position for direct freeway connectivity to both Brisbane and Melbourne – the major freight corridors from Sydney,” he said. “Erskine Park also has the capacity to absorb high volumes of Domestic Priority freight, making it well equipped to handle freight from the proposed Badgery’s Creek airport nearby.”