Lineage Breaks Ground on Strategically Located New Zealand Cold Storage Facility
August 26, 2021
Novi, MI – Lineage, the world’s largest and most innovative temperature-controlled industrial REIT and logistics solutions provider, today announced it is breaking ground on a next-generation cold storage facility at Tauranga in the Bay of Plenty region of New Zealand’s North Island.
Strategically located near the Port of Tauranga, New Zealand’s largest export port, Lineage will create 18 new direct jobs at the 6,675 square metre facility, which is set to provide food and beverage customers with industry-leading cold storage and logistics solutions.
“Given the primary industry sector is key to New Zealand’s economy and the country’s export cold chains are so long, we are pleased to be able to offer NZ’s exporters innovative solutions and access to our integrated world-wide network,” Lineage’s Senior Vice President for Asia-Pacific, Mr Jeff Hogarth, said.
Lineage is building on land it purchased in the Tauriko industrial estate, with stage one comprising capacity for 10,000 pallets and three blast freezing rooms. Once fully developed, the facility will feature capacity for 30,000 pallets.
Stage one is scheduled for completion in August 2022 and, with additional expansions, will complement Lineage’s locations in Australia, Sri Lanka, Vietnam and China.
“Our new facility is extremely well-situated given its proximity to the Port of Tauranga and we see significant growing demand from exporters, importers and local manufacturers who rely on temperature-controlled storage in the region,” Mr Hogarth said.
“Our project will further support the growth of the Bay of Plenty region and we are excited by the early support we have received from our existing and potential new customers.”
Consistent with the Company’s commitment to sustainable practices, the facility will feature advanced energy management and rainwater harvesting for non-potable needs. The state-of-the-art blast chambers allow for significant energy savings and reduced freezing times.
Lineage is the world’s largest temperature-controlled industrial REIT and logistics solutions provider. It has a global network of over 370 strategically located facilities totaling over 2 billion cubic feet of capacity which spans 15 countries across North America, Europe and Asia-Pacific. Lineage’s industry-leading expertise in end-to-end logistical solutions, its unrivaled real estate network, and development and deployment of innovative technology help increase distribution efficiency, advance sustainability, minimize supply chain waste, and most importantly, as a Visionary Partner of Feeding America, help feed the world. In recognition of the company’s leading innovations and sustainability initiatives, Lineage was listed as No. 17 in the 2021 CNBC Disruptor 50 list, the No 1. Data Science company, and 23rd overall, on Fast Company’s 2019 list of The World’s Most Innovative Companies, in addition to being included on Fortune’s Change the World list in 2020. (www.lineagelogistics.com)
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