Leading parcel delivery service CouriersPlease (CP) has officially opened a state-of-the-art logistics facility in Truganina, west of Melbourne. Recognising the importance of new investment and the generation of local jobs, Wyndham City Deputy Mayor Councillor Kim McAliney joined CP CEO Mark McGinley in the official ribbon-cutting ceremony to open the depot.
Located in the new $440 million logistics hub Drystone Industrial Estate, the CP facility will bring opportunities for small business development for CP franchisees looking to take on exclusive delivery territories in the region. A representative from Drystone Industrial Estate’s developer, Charter Hall Group, also attended the ceremony.
CP, which delivered more than 17 million parcels Australia-wide and internationally in 2016 alone, has relocated three logistics facilities this year as it expands its reach across Australia and overseas in tandem with the growth in eCommerce and online shopping. In September, CP opened the relocated Perth depot in Welshpool, and last year opened the relocated Brisbane depot in Salisbury. A new Adelaide depot is set to open in Marleston later this year.
CEO of CP, Mark McGinley, said:
“The growth in eCommerce is fuelling an increase in parcel delivery, and we are investing in infrastructure to accommodate for the future growth of parcel volumes. With more Australians purchasing online, we are positioning ourselves at the forefront of online retail parcel delivery.
“The establishment of our new facility reflects an important step for CP. Drystone Industrial Estate is a key logistics hub in one of Australia’s most significant logistics and supply chain precincts – close to major roads, with easy access to rail and air freight services. The west of Melbourne is a booming growth corridor, and has some of the highest rates of online shopping in the country. With our existing Mulgrave facility, CP now has complete east to west coverage over Melbourne.”
The site is 29,000 square metres in total, with 12,500 square metres under the roof, and will accommodate over 160 courier vehicles. Additional courier bays are allocated to accommodate future growth.