Australian appliances business Winning Group has opened its first distribution centre in New Zealand, signaling the business’ first international expansion.
Located in Waitemata Port in Auckland, the 6000sqm distribution centre will allow the business to cut middle mile logistics costs and serve the Auckland area much faster.
Winning Group owns and operates the Winning Appliances, Appliances Online, Rogerseller and Home Clearance businesses, and specialises in moving bulky goods.
“Our Auckland DC is ideally located within the Port, allowing us to destuff stock, including MPI clearance, coming into the Ports of Auckland, store, dispatch and deliver stock straight to Auckland-based customers,” said Winning Group’s general manager of operations Mick Bunt.
“We are also servicing delivery outside greater Auckland by facilitating the dispatch of goods ready for line haul.”
Bunt said the business is already providing third-party logistics services for a ‘leading furniture retailer’ in New Zealand, and will aim to build that network out moving forward.