Toll Group has announced the opening of a new healthcare warehouse and distribution facility in Richlands, Brisbane.
The cutting-edge facility is part of a $10 million investment over the next 10 years that will support the delivery of patient-critical healthcare products to Queensland communities.
The facility, officially opened on 21 April by Queensland’s Assistant Minister for Health and Regional Health Infrastructure, Julieanne Gilbert, has a storage capacity of 4,600 square metres across ambient and cool-room facilities including ultra-low freezers for the storage and distribution of specialised vaccines.
The Richlands facility is Toll’s fifth healthcare facility in Australia and will be the primary distribution centre of National Immunisation Program flu vaccines for Queensland Health in 2023.
“This investment reflects Toll’s commitment to creating advanced warehouse management solutions to meet the changing dynamics in the healthcare sector,” said Toll President Government & Defence, Perry Singh.
“The facility provides fast, accurate and compliant delivery for our customers.”
It has been custom designed to store and manage inventory of pharmaceuticals, medical devices, vaccines and consumer health products.
Located 24 kilometres from central Brisbane and close to major highways, it is licensed with the Therapeutic Goods Administration. According to Toll, it is also the only healthcare facility in Queensland that is Good Management Practice certified.
In addition, the warehouse has a 5 Green Star Rating and features recyclable water usage, energy efficient/motion-sensor LED lighting and a roof solar power system to provide green energy.
In the statement, Toll also announced that it is investing $400 million in the Australian market over the next four years across facilities, fleet and technology to support customer growth in the region.
In other news, a brand refresh and campaign for Toll will support brand awareness and repositioning as it expands across Australia, Asia and the US markets with $1.2 billion of investments planned over the next four years.