DHL Supply Chain is establishing three new transport hubs to bolster final-mile delivery in underserviced areas outside of Auckland
Posted: 22-Jun-2022 |

Strategically located in Whangarei, Tauranga, and Hastings, the new hubs will enhance the resilience of supply chains in regional areas of the North Island.

The new transport hubs will service customers across all sectors that require a high service standard in deliveries, including consumer goods, life sciences, healthcare, engineering, and IT sectors, equipped with state of the art technology and equipment. This includes systems which help monitor staff health and safety, as well as sign-on-glass technology to verify proof of final delivery.

The facilities will be run by DHL personnel, reducing the use of third-party contractors in the areas, and bringing DHL’s market-leading compliance, training, and health and safety procedures to these markets.

“Over the past 24 months we’ve seen an incredible amount of supply chain disruptions around the world, many of which have made front page news,” says Matt Casbolt, Managing Director at DHL Supply Chain New Zealand. 

“By investing in regional areas with close proximity to ports and transport infrastructure, we will be enhancing the resilience of supply chains in New Zealand.”

As part of this investment DHL will commission 15 new vehicles, with a plan to replace existing vehicles with new DHL green vehicles as they reach end of life. This increased capacity and expanded network support DHL’s ambitious growth plans for the New Zealand market.

The new transport hubs follow DHL’s recent launch of two new start-of-the-art facilities in Auckland and Christchurch, totalling more than 12,000sqm of warehouse space, serving the healthcare and consumer electronics sectors.

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