Work has begun on a major expansion to the Eastern Creek distribution centre of Costa Logistics, a specialist temperature-controlled third party logistics provider.
The $5 million extension will add 4,500 square metres to Costa’s existing 14,000 square metres. The extension will be used primarily to cater for the company’s expanding national business.
It also comes on the back of the recent addition of 3,500 square metres to Costa’s Derrimut facility in Melbourne, taking its total distribution centre space to 17,000 square metres.
In March Costa Logistics leased a vacant distribution centre in suburban Brisbane of 3,500 square metres of high-quality chilled and temperature controlled warehousing space.
Costa Logistics chief operating officer Geoff Norman said the past six months had seen a continuing growth in the company’s footprint.
“It is an important growth phase in the company’s evolution. Brisbane was important for us because it gave us true national coverage, whereas the extra space in Derrimut and Eastern Creek is to cater for the businesses growth,’’ he said.
The expansions are expected to create nearly 30 jobs among the three areas once fully operational.
Costa Logistics also has a 6,500 square metres distribution centre in Jandakot in Perth and 3,500 in Devonport in Tasmania. The company is also involved with a 44,000 square metre chilled distribution centre in Parkinson, 24 kilometres from the Brisbane CBD, and a 45,000 square metre facility at Truganina in Melbourne in a joint venture under the Polar Fresh brand
Source: T AND L News