Progressive Enterprises Opens New National Distribution Centre

Located at 60 Kerrs Road, Wiri, the ANDC is designed to complement Countdown’s existing Mangere distribution centre and will service 7,500 product lines for Countdown stores in the North and South Islands. The distribution centre will also serve Progressive Enterprises’ SuperValue and FreshChoice franchise stores.

The ANDC will manage the storage, allocation and transportation of slow moving stock, while the Mangere Distribution Centre, now renamed the Auckland Regional Distribution Centre, will distribute fast moving goods to upper and central North Island stores.

The ANDC was rebuilt from an existing Progressive Enterprises site, which previously also housed Ingram Micro and Dick Smith warehouse facilities.

The $45 million refurbishment and construction programme started in March 2010, and included a complete renovation of the internal warehouse, with the installation of approximately 120 kilometres of new racking systems, a relocation of truck entrances and docking areas, and upgrades to all existing utilities.

Global Logistics Media had the opportunity to talk to Orlando Rodriguez about the opening.

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