Leading global logistics provider Agility is moving its Australasia regional headquarters to Melbourne.
Agility Australasia has moved into a 32,000 sqm facility in the Melbourne Airport Business Park, with 30,000 sqm devoted to warehousing and 2,000 sqm to office space.
The new building takes a focus on sustainability with advanced energy efficient features including 4108 solar panels that can generate up to 1.8MW of electricity for Melbourne Airport’s existing 12MW solar farm.
It also features a 10,000-litre roof-rainwater harvesting tank that will provide water for toilets and drip irrigation of the landscaping, as well as a solar-electric hot water system in the main office.
Qanstruct is responsible for the construction of the facility which took 13 months and employed more than 100 workers in the midst of construction.
The best-in-class technology for the logistics sector has been incorporated into the build and will also feature a special space for Agility Fairs and Events.
Agility has also landscaped the property with 1800 plants and hung 10 one-of-a-kind indigenous art pieces painted by indigenous women.
Michael Potenza, CEO of Agility Australasia said the company faced many challenges during the peak of COVID-19 but still managed to complete the construction safely.
“Now that our facility is open, we are collaborating with customers, suppliers and innovators to pioneer the sustainable supply chains of the future,” he said.
“These supply chains are green and fair, which should inspire confidence in every customer.”