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Queensland’s Toowoomba distribution centre to open this year

Queensland’s Toowoomba distribution centre to open this year
Photo by Queensland Country Life – Joe Wagner, Neil Wagner, John Wagner, Deputy Premier and Minister for State Development Steven Miles, Treasurer and Minister for Investment Cameron Dick, Denis Wagner at the sod turn for the Regional Trade Distribution Centre at Wellcamp Airport

The Toowoomba Wellcamp Airport in Queensland is set to get a new trade distribution centre this year, after the project was delayed due to Covid-19. The new facility will measure 4,000m2, and feature 1,500m2 of state-of-the-art refrigerated storage, freezer rooms and temperature-controlled transit areas as well as large ambient transit and covered external storage areas.

Queensland’s deputy premier and minister for state development, infrastructure, local government and planning, Steven Miles, said the Palaszczuk Government was investing A$10m to support this regional trade hub. “The Toowoomba Wellcamp Trade Distribution Centre will supercharge airfreight access for agricultural producers in the Toowoomba and Darling Downs region. The distribution centre will open up international markets for graziers and growers making it easier to export our world’s-best produce,” said Miles, who added that the project will provide a fantastic boost for local businesses.

The facility will export premium goods including fresh fruit and vegetables.


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Carrefour opens 4th distribution centre in China

December 2, 2015, the grand opening ceremony of Carrefour supply chain in China-North-West China distribution center is held in Wuqing Economic Development Area, Tianjin municipality

Carrefour has consolidated its supply chain in China with the December 2 grand opening of its North-West China distribution centre in the Tianjin municipality.

The centre is intended to be a bridge for Carrefour China’s supply chain in northern China, radiating out to the Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei integration economic cycle and Shandong, Shanxi and other provinces’ logistics and distribution network. It is also designed to increase distribution efficiency, support the business of stores, and boost regional economics.

Located in ProLogis modern international distribution park, Wuqing economic development area, in the Tianjin municipality, Carrefour’s northern distribution centre covers 39,000 m2.

It will use the Voice Picking System, achieving 99.997% in its picking accuracy rate. The trays utilise 100cm*120 standard operating procedure to reduce packaging and labour costs and improve efficiency; moreover, the centre is equipped with professional temperature controlled room which sustain temperatures of 18-22 degrees for the storage of alcohol, chocolate and milk powder.

The northern China distribution centre will cover more than 30 stores in northern China, greatly improving the company’s northern China supply chain system to provide more high-quality, convenient products and services for numbers of consumers, Carrefour said in a press release.

After the establishment of the distribution centre in Eastern, western and northern region, it plans to set up 2 new distribution centres in North-East Territory and South Territory of China.

By the end of 2016, Carrefour estimates it will have completed the establishment of 6 modern distribution centres in China, covering more than 200 hypermarkets in China to fully support its emerging businesses such as its e-commerce operations and “easy Carrefour” convenience stores.