ARE YOUR CHEMICALS SAFELY STORED? Massive chemical explosions in China’s Tianjin Container Port and Lebanon’s Beirut Port killed nearly 400 people, including 200 emergency responders, injured thousands, left many more homeless and caused an estimated US$206b in property damage. “Couldn’t happen here,” you say? Here, Barry Dyer, chief executive of Responsible Care NZ looks atContinue reading “ALL SAFE? ALL SECURE?”

Woolworths Selects Vanderlande’s StorePick solution for new Sydney DC

Vanderlande has signed a new contract with Australia’s largest food and grocery retailer, Woolworths, to deliver StorePick, a robotised, end-to-end automated case picking (ACP) warehouse solution. The system will be installed in a new, innovative regional distribution centre (DC) in Moorebank Logistics Park in Sydney and will supply over 200 stores in New South WalesContinue reading “Woolworths Selects Vanderlande’s StorePick solution for new Sydney DC”


How to improve your supply chain resilience through automation Traditional supply chains are struggling to keep up with heightened customer expectations, increased regulations, and outside influences on the market — including how to pivot operations in response to global pandemics. Today, Australasian businesses must look at their work processes and how these can be streamlined,Continue reading “SWITCH ON TODAY…”


FLEXIBLE, CLOUD-BASED PLATFORM SPURS GROWTH, INNOVATION One of the largest building materials suppliers in Australasia has partnered with Google Cloud and TCS to move mission-critical workloads to accelerate business transformation. Google Cloud and Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) have announced they have partnered with Fletcher Building to build a flexible, Google Cloud-based enterprise platform to supportContinue reading “CLOUD COVER”


NEW CHEMFREIGHT SPECIALIST FLAMMABLES STORAGE WAREHOUSE PROJECT TO BE GAME CHANGER The soon-to-be opened $20 million project – dedicated to flammable storage classes – will add five million litres of storage capacity to 100% Kiwi-owned company Chemfreight, growing flammable storage capacity to over 8,000 pallet spaces. This will provide better service to existing storage clientsContinue reading “BIGGER, BOLDER… JUST BETTER”

Is greater warehouse automation coming to New Zealand? Worker shortages and technological enhancements strengthen case for automation

According to the Productivity Commission, New Zealand tends to lag behind other developed countries in its adoption of new technologies, including automation. With worker shortages and rising demand for next-day deliveries shifting the calculus in favour of automated solutions, is this about to change? Here, John Young, APAC country supplier at automation equipment supplier EU Automation, argues that New Zealand may be on the edge of a wave of warehouse automation.