This article first appeared in Convenience and Impulse Retailing, authored by Deborah Jackson
Coca-Cola Europacific Partners (CCEP) has opened a new $40 million warehouse facility in Richlands, Queensland, in partnership with Charter Hall.
The new building, located in Richlands, Queensland, sees CCEP aiming to achieve its first 5 Star Green Star rated property in its Australia property portfolio, reflecting the company’s continued investment in more efficient and sustainable infrastructure.
Purpose-built by Charter Hall, the new Equipment Services and Point-of-Sale facility at Richlands will drive business efficiencies and deliver a range of sustainability benefits.
Comprising 8,791sqm and strategically positioned adjacent to CCEP’s existing Production and Distribution Centre at 260 Orchard Road, the new site has enabled the relocation of the company’s Equipment Services division and Point-of-Sale warehouse, previously based at Rocklea.
CCEP Australia managing director Orlando Rodriguez said the new site will strengthen CCEP’s Queensland operations, unlocking new efficiencies as sustainably as possible.
“As we supercharge our efforts to reach net zero by 2040, this latest purpose-built premises reflects our commitment to enhancing the sustainability of our Australian operations into the future,” he said.
The new site features a 233-kilowatt solar power system, while water-efficiency is supported by a 100,000-litre water tank that enables reuse of water for amenities and gardens.
The building also utilises low-pollutant materials, which help to provide CCEP employees with an improved, indoor working environment, including better air quality, daylighting, and thermal comfort supported by cutting edge climate control. Efficient LED lights and motion sensors are also used throughout.