Austrans launches new facility

Austrans has announced the launch of its new New South Wales facility, which underlines its dedication to transforming transport, logistics, and supply chain services.

Austrans recently agreed on a deal with ALTIS Property Partners for the last available building at Premier Logistics Hub – Altitude, Bankstown Airport, offering it 14,615 square metres of warehouse and office accommodation.

Here, Austrans will join logistics providers eStore Logistics, CouriersPlease and DHL Global Forwarding at the precinct.

The new Austrans facility is broken up into 11,000 square metres for cross-stock services, rail-cross stock, wharf unpacks and general logistics needs, and 3,000 square metres for other Austrans customers in intermodal storage, cross-stock and wharf carriages.

According to Austrans, the fully leased industrial state is the most centrally located warehouse development of this scale with direct access to the M5 Motorway, Sydney CBD, Port Botany and the new Western Sydney Airport.

Austrans Managing Director, Greg O’Shea, told Prime Mover this factor played a major part in the agreement.

“The location is quite strategic for us being closer to Treloar,” he said.

“That’s probably one of the main things that attracted us to the site as well.”

O’Shea said the new facility will open up Austrans’ network to be able to do more for its customers.

“Our locations are connected by intermodal networks – we’ve got two sites in every state almost now,” he said.

“This being one or our premiere sites really opens us up to do more in the Sydney market where we’ve been a bit limited before because of how tight the real estate has been in Sydney as of late.”

The site, O’Shea said, is underpinned by Austrans’ organic growth as well as the onboarding of major new national retail customers and will set a new standard of building design for the company moving forward.

“To be able to get this building and to be chosen by ALTIS to be in this business park is pretty formidable for the business,” he said.

“The new facility is in line with our brand of quality and growth and will bring operational savings in the long-term because of its premier location.”

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