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DB Schenker Australia opens new facility

DB Schenker Australia expands its logistics footprint with opening a new facility in Auckland, New Zealand.

(Sydney/Auckland, September 8, 2017) DB Schenker New Zealand is opening its new contract logistics facility in Auckland, where the business provides a range of warehousing and distribution services, to a diverse group of customers across healthcare, consumer retail, electronics, and industrial market sectors. The facility’s inauguration was officiated by the Prime Minister of New Zealand, Bill English who honoured DB Schenker by cutting the ribbon. 

From left to right: Ron Koehler CEO of DB Schenker Australia, Bill English Prime Minister of New Zealand, Mark Harrison, Director of DB Schenker New Zealand.

Schenker’s investment in the facility sets a new benchmark for the NZ business in terms of warehouse design, layout, environmental sustainability, and is a key driver in the company’s short to medium term growth agenda. “The investment into this facility is for our customers, our staff and our environment. We expect that we will now operate significantly more sustainably, but also continue to develop our processes within our new facility, to operate in the most efficient and cost effective manner” said Mark Harrison, Director of DB Schenker New Zealand.

The site was the result of a property strategy that brought 3 parcels of land together and as a consequence yielded dual road frontage and access points.  This has allowed DB Schenker to build a facility of 7,000sqm with the ability to hold up to 10,000 pallets.  Its close proximity to Auckland Airport, Wiri’s Inland container port, main arterial roads, and Schenker’s Freight Forwarding division, makes it an optimal location for goods flowing in and out of the facility.

Through constant growth across both islands, along with strong performance globally from the Schenker group, DB Schenker expects to continue expanding its business and footprint within New Zealand in the coming few years, creating job opportunities within local communities.

“With the acquisition of our long time agent SB international just last month, DB Schenker is committed to the NZ market including the new facility which we are opening here today. We employ more than 150 people with a stable management and strong customer base” said Ron Koehler CEO of DB Schenker Australia.

About DB Schenker:

DB Schenker ( is the transportation and logistics division of Deutsche Bahn AG( With 65,000 employees and about 2,000 offices in 130 countries around the world, DB Schenker is one of the world's leading providers of integrated logistics services, offering land transport, air and ocean freight as well as comprehensive logistics solutions and global supply chain management from a single source.

Schenker Australia Pty Ltd was established in 1962 in Sydney, has 1,091 employees in Australia and more than 150 in New Zealand operating in Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide, Perth and Auckland, New Zealand.

Key features of the site include:

  • Safe access where warehouse yard is separated from the visitor car park
  • Facility is a combination of precast concrete and colour steel cladding
  • Heavy duty mesh and steel fibre joint free floor
  • Dual canopies for all weather processing
  • Hardstand area for shipping container and freight processing
  • Bird proofing of the canopies and rapid action doors which help deliver a quality based hygiene program
  • CCTV Security system with up to 35 internal and external cameras, intercom and toggle release main gate access, user swipe access, 24/7 monitoring
  • ESFR sprinkler system
  • 24/7 Temperature monitoring syste
  • On-site generator
  • Environmental:

    - Combination of skylights and environmentally efficient LED motion and lux sensor lights
    - 25 kWp (kilo watt peak) Solar system
    - Water reticulation system
    ​- Re-cycling program

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Press Release 2017 - NZ Facility Opening