Toll has announced it will partner with Woolworths supply chain and logistics partner Primary Connect over the next five years to deliver goods to more than 380 stores across New South Wales.
Toll will invest more than $24 million in 100 prime movers and 25 rigids as part of the agreement.
Toll will also manage Primary Connect’s Minchinbury, Yennora, Erskine Park and Wyong distribution centres as part of the agreement.
Peter Stokes, Toll Global Logistics President, says the agreement will help to further strengthen relations between the businesses.
“This agreement highlights our capabilities in the grocery sector. We have developed a fantastic partnership with Woolworths over 20 years in these distribution centres and are pleased that we are able to extend our relationship for another five years in NSW,” Peter says.
Chris Brooks, Primary Connect General Manager for Transport & International Supply Chain, says the investment in transport reflects the priorities of both organisations.
“Transport safety is incredibly important to us and we’re pleased to be working with a partner who is committed to pushing industry standards forward for the better,” Chris says.
400 drivers and 260 full-time employees will be engaged as part of Toll’s management of distribution centres.