Transfreight expands to service more of the North Island

Now 32 years into operation, Transfreight has established itself as a ‘boutique provider’ of freight solutions and is planning big things for the future.

Well-established and renowned for its point-to-point palletised freight services with same-day and one-hour response for deliveries in Auckland, Transfreight set up base in Tauranga last year and Hamilton is next on the list – creating a true ‘golden triangle’ of service.

Transfreight’s managing director, Alan Walker, says that while the Auckland operation focuses mainly on the Auckland metro area, the Tauranga location “is more of a container devanning and containing packing operation that is also a 3PL contract warehousing operation”.

The upcoming Hamilton base will allow Transfreight to service the entire Waikato area and local businesses that require freight to be delivered into Auckland, Hamilton, Rotorua, or Tauranga.

“Plus, it will also be receipting freight from Auckland and Tauranga, into Hamilton for delivery – making it more of a networking hub for distribution into Waikato,” says Walker.

Finding success

Since opening in September last year, operations at Transfreight’s Tauranga branch have been continuing to grow.

“We have noticed due to the port congestions and delays that a lot of customers are now discharging their containers in Tauranga, where we can collect and take to our depot and de-van those containers and palletise the stock and deliver it the following day to Auckland,” says Walker.

Wanting to focus towards offering specialised services, each region that Transfreight is based features its own set of services.

“For instance, Auckland is a metro service for same-day delivery and one-hour urgent deliveries, plus also dedicated contract vehicles; and Tauranga is designed around the specialised service of container devanning and export packing, including all local and regional deliveries.”

Recently welcoming Trevor Grainger as its branch manager, Transfreight Tauranga, located in Tauriko, also has the capacity to provide bulk storage and is one of only three businesses in the area to be RMP export licenced for packing of items such as honey and pet food for export.

“The facility down there is a food grade facility, pallet racking along with bulk stacking means that Tauranga can pick/pack as per all requirements, and then distribute right throughout the country.”

Delivering for the future

Not only will the ‘golden triangle’ be in full swing with the addition of the Hamilton base, but the whole of North Island will be soon to benefit from Transfreight’s services.

“We are in the planning stages to launch our North Island forwarding operation as of September this year, which will provide an overnight delivery service to all major destinations in the North Island,” says Walker, with any outlying areas can be serviced either same day or the following day dependant of area.

This operation will be headed up by Transfreight’s newly appointed national operations manager, Aidan Lovelock.

Armed with a dedicated and experienced team, plus top-of-the-line technology and RMP and MPI certification, the company is well-equipped for its future.

As well as expanding its service offering in the North Island, Transfreight is also looking at increasing its chilled and frozen services, which are currently “still in their infancy”.

Another highlight for the company has been expanding its fleet and this year has seen two new H Units added to the fleet.

“The vision is to see the fleet grow an average of eight to ten trucks per annum,” says Walker.

“It’s very pleasing to see Transfreight grow. It’s a company that hasn’t had a vision to be the biggest by no means, but it’s had a mission to be the very best at what it actually does handle, and we do that extremely well.”