Coolpak Coolstores (Coolpak) is expanding its existing Rolleston facility in response to strong customer demand and have engaged specialist property and supply chain firm TMX to support their expansion.
TMX are market leaders in supply chain transformations and have designed and delivered some of the most advanced and automated temperature-controlled facilities in Australia and will now be bringing this expertise to Coolpak in New Zealand.
The existing 16,000 sqm temperature-controlled facility located at Detroit Drive in Rolleston currently services an array of exporters for their chilled and frozen storage along with blast freezing requirements. With many of Coolpak’s customers experiencing growth in their businesses, Coolpak is further expanding their site with an additional 2,200 sqm cold storage facility to provide continued support to their customers.
Sid McAuley, Managing Director, Coolpak Coolstores says, “Our customers have experienced strong growth and to ensure we continue to deliver quality service we are further investing in our state-of-the-art facility. By expanding the site and bringing in the expertise of TMX, we can continue to meet our customers’ demand and make investments in technology that will create greater efficiencies for our customers.”
Coolpak have partnered with TMX to review their operations, design more automation and project manage the construction of the expansion site.
Caleb Nicolson, General Manager – New Zealand, TMX says, “We are thrilled to be working with a successful family owned New Zealand business seeking to innovate to support customer growth. We will be leveraging our long-standing experience in designing and delivering world-class automated temperature-controlled facilities in Australia. Additionally, our project services team in New Zealand have real world experience in delivering temperature-controlled facilities, including automation. TMX looks forward to designing the solution and managing the build and will support the Coolpak team with our New Zealand based team from offices in Auckland and Christchurch”.
The new section of the facility is set to be operational by January 2023 to meet seasonal customer demand.