Coca-Cola Europacific Partners Australia has opened a new equipment services and point-of-sale facility in Richlands, Queensland.
The new AUD 40 million (approx. $26.7 million) facility was purpose-built by property investment company Charter Hill and is set to drive business efficiencies and deliver a range of sustainability benefits.
The new building targeting the ‘5 Star Green Star’ rating, reflecting the company’s continued investment in more efficient and sustainable infrastructure. The Green Star rating system was founded in Australia but is internationally recognised and provides independent verification that a building or project is sustainable.
The facility spans more than 8,700 square metres and is strategically located adjacent to CCEP’s existing production and distribution centre.
Orlando Rodriguez, MD – Australia, Coca-Cola Europacific Partners, said: “This new site in Richlands will help strengthen our Queensland operations, boasting a more efficient layout, enabling more seamless integration between our teams and allowing us to deliver even better service to our 17,000-plus customers in the Sunshine State”.
The new site features a 233kW solar power system and water efficiency is supported by a 100,000-litre water tank that enables the reuse of water for amenities and gardens.
The building uses low-pollutant materials to help provide CCEP employees with an improved indoor working environment, including better air quality, daylighting and thermal comfort supported by ‘cutting-edge’ climate control. LED lights and motion sensors are also used throughout.
To ensure weather resilience, the building was designed to tolerate future climate-related events such as extreme rainfall and floods, helping to minimise disruptions and ensure the continuity of CCEP’s service.
Rodriguez continued: “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”.
Richard Stacker, CEO of industrial and logistics at Charter Hall, said: “We’re pleased to have worked closely with CCEP to deliver this premium new facility that is designed with sustainability at the fore”.
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