Direct Couriers doubles capacity at BNE amid transport surge
Brisbane Airport Corporation (BAC) is proud to announce a new partnership with longstanding tenant, Direct Couriers, to double its warehouse capacity at one of Brisbane Airport’s flagship industrial precincts.
With demand for courier services skyrocketing during the COVID-19 pandemic, BAC will build a new premises at Export Park, allowing Direct Couriers to expand their warehouse facilities for the second time in a decade.
The purpose-built 5,798sqm office and warehouse facility will be located on a 10,667sqm site in the Export Park precinct, which has become a hub for transport, logistics and manufacturing operations.
Martin Ryan, Brisbane Airport Corporation Executive General Manager Commercial, said the growth Direct Couriers had experienced since joining BNE had been extraordinary.
“It’s been a privilege to be on this journey with Direct Couriers as they expanded from a single space in 2011 to a larger facility in 2016, and very soon, into a custom-designed facility that’s double the size,” he said.
“We are committed to partnering with our tenants to help them succeed and ensure they are best-placed to cater for current and future growth.”
With rapid growth in freight and logistics industries in recent years, BNE Property sought to overcome space constraints facing Direct Couriers, and help develop larger premises.
The development includes a warehouse of approximately 4,765sqm of Net Lettable Area (NLA), an office comprising approximately 700sqm of NLA and 55 car parking bays.
They join existing tenants including Miele Australia, Downer, DHL, Australia Post and The Pool Tile Company in the established Export Park.
Direct Couriers Director, Paul Sposato said the purpose-built facility would allow the company to be well-positioned to take advantage of the continued growth in transport services.
“The ability for us to operate 24/7 within a major road and air transport hub is critical to be able to deliver on and exceed our customers’ expectations,’’ Mr Sposato said.
“Brisbane Airport Corporation has worked with us over many years to ensure we have the right facilities to maximise our operations and continue to grow our business.”
Direct Couriers’ new facility follows other recent developments in Export Park including new facilities for Bevie, DHL and Geodis.
There are more than 425 businesses established at BNE, with the new Airport Industrial Park under development to cater for growing demand from the industrial sector.
BNE Property guides the sustainable development of BAC’s 2,700-hectare overall lease holding with a property portfolio valued at more than $1.7 billion.
Uniquely positioned as the gateway to Queensland, the entire precinct is being developed as one of the key commercial, recreational and lifestyle hubs in South East Queensland.
For more information, visit www.bneproperty.com.au
For more information, visit www.directcouriers.com.au
About Direct Couriers: Direct Couriers is owned by Direct Couriers (Aust.) Pty Limited which operates in Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne, Perth, Adelaide, and Auckland. Founded in 1983, Direct Couriers provides a wide spectrum of courier and taxi truck services for local and interstate deliveries.