Newspaper article The Queensland Times (Ipswich, Australia)

Huge TNT Depot to Be Delivered; Delivery Giant Creates 300 Jobs, Many Earmarked for Locals

Newspaper article The Queensland Times (Ipswich, Australia)

Huge TNT Depot to Be Delivered; Delivery Giant Creates 300 Jobs, Many Earmarked for Locals

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Byline: Peter Foley peter.foley@qt.com.au

DELIVERY giant TNT Express will spend $85million to build a new 78,000sq m regional headquarters and distribution centre at Redbank.

The company expects it will create more than 300 full-time jobs once complete and it wants to recruit from the local area.

Construction is planned to begin in July and scheduled to be finished next June.

TNT Express says the new depot's parcel-sorting technology will process 15,000 parcels per hour, up from the current Salisbury facility's capacity of 3000 per hour.

TNT Express regional director Peter Gutsche said the new centre was a significant investment in the region.

"This new super hub represents TNT's growth that it has enjoyed in the Queensland region and it also signifies our intention to continue that growth," Mr Gutsche said.

"TNT Express is delighted to be working with the Ipswich council and local suppliers in making this investment in jobs and the future of transport and logistics in this vital supply chain corridor. …

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