Agility Australasia Opens New Headquarters in Melbourne
State-of-the-art facility features energy efficiency, sustainability, indigenous art
MELBOURNE, Australia – March 17, 2021 – Agility, a leading global logistics provider, has moved its Australasia regional headquarters to a new 32,000 sqm facility in the Melbourne Airport Business Park.
The building has advanced features intended to make it energy efficient and environmentally friendly. It is mounted with 4,108 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. Additionally, the main office has a solar-electric hot water system.
The new Agility Australasia facility is equipped with best-in-class technology for logistics with 30,000 sqm devoted to warehousing and 2,000 sqm for office space. Agility Australasia offers a complete range of logistics, multimodal transport and distribution services for industrial, service and retail companies operating in the region. The building will also feature space for Agility Fairs & Events.
Qanstruct, an innovative, Melbourne-based design firm, led construction of the facility, which took 13 months and employed more than 100 workers at the peak of the project. To enhance the facility, Agility landscaped the property with 1,800 plants and acquired 10 one-of-a-kind art pieces, all painted by indigenous women.
“We faced various challenges especially during the peak of COVID-19, but all parties were compliant to restrictions and the construction was completed safely,” said Michael Potenza, CEO of Agility Australasia. “Now that our facility is open, we are collaborating with customers, suppliers and innovators to pioneer the sustainable supply chains of the future. These supply chains are green and fair, which should inspire confidence in every customer.”
Agility is a global logistics company with $5.3 billion in annual revenue and 26,000+ employees in more than 100 countries. It is one of the world’s top freight forwarding and contract logistics providers, and a leader and investor in technology to enhance supply chain efficiency. Agility is a pioneer in emerging markets and one of the largest private owners and developers of warehousing and light industrial parks in the Middle East, Africa and Asia. Agility’s subsidiary companies offer fuel logistics, airport services, commercial real estate and facilities management, customs digitization, and remote infrastructure services.