Tag: Auckland Airport

Business, Workers, and Tourists With Bulky Bags Do Not Mix Well on a Bus: The Pitch for Light Rail on the Southern Airport Line

I understand Twyford’s reasons for Bus Rapid Transit to the Airport but it does not make for a pleasant advertisement for users   In the weekend Transport Minister Phil Twyford … Continue reading Business, Workers, and Tourists With Bulky Bags Do Not Mix Well on a Bus: The Pitch for Light Rail on the Southern Airport Line

Coca-Cola Amatil To Build New Factory Out at Airport Industrial Complex

Pity about the transit links though

Well I am all for decent jobs coming to South Auckland and the economic benefits they will give. This news piece from Auckland Airport yesterday certainly caught my attention.

From Auckland Airport:

Coca-Cola Amatil New Zealand to build manufacturing facility at Auckland Airport’s Business Park

16 June 2015

Coca–Cola Amatil New Zealand (CCANZ), the company that makes and sells Coca–Cola drinks and other leading beverages in New Zealand, is establishing a manufacturing operation at The Landing Business Park at Auckland Airport

The move will see Auckland Airport develop a purpose-built, high-tech, 12,000sqm warehouse to accommodate an addition to CCANZ’s manufacturing footprint.

Chris Litchfield, Managing Director of CCANZ, says the company is excited to partner with Auckland Airport on the development of this new facility.

“Auckland Airport has the ability to deliver a product which meets our specific requirements.  We need to consolidate a number of operations into one, meaning that we require a location that ticks all the boxes in terms of connectivity, security and accessible amenities,” says Mr Litchfield.

“We also value the investment that Auckland Airport has outlaid to develop the area into a world-class business park.  CCANZ is committed to producing the best quality beverages and this new facility at Auckland Airport will enable us to continue to achieve this and complements our existing manufacturing operations.”

Mark Thomson, Auckland Airport’s general manager property, says, “The move by CCANZ to Auckland Airport highlights the quality of our real estate products and our ability to tailor solutions to unique customer requirements.”

“We are focused on creating a business environment that caters to a wide range of users.  Our extensive land-holdings allow Auckland Airport to tailor bespoke solutions, not only for traditional logistics activities but also for technology users and selected manufacturers, such as CCANZ,” continues Mr Thomson.

“What remains constant in all of our developments is our emphasis on creating quality buildings within a comprehensively planned and world-class environment, as well as providing outstanding amenity for our customers and their staff.”

“CCANZ is one of the largest bottlers of non-alcoholic ready-to-drink beverages in the Asia-Pacific with a portfolio that consists of several leading household brands.  We are thrilled that CCANZ has entrusted Auckland Airport as its property partner,” finishes Mr Thomson.

Further Information

About The Landing Business Park at Auckland Airport

New Zealand’s leading industrial business park offers a world of limitless opportunity.  World-class facilities and infrastructure set amongst expansive landscaped open spaces define The Landing – here you can design and build facilities that are uniquely you.

About Coca-Cola Amatil New Zealand

Coca-Cola Amatil New Zealand (CCANZ) is a fast moving consumer goods (FMCG) manufacturer which employs more than one-thousand people located at several manufacturing locations across the country. It produces, markets and sells a number of its own beverage brands, such as L&P and Pump, and is the authorised manufacturer and distributor of The Coca-Cola Company’s products in New Zealand. It has responsibility for a variety of beverage brands ranging from soft drinks to water, sports and energy drinks, juices, fruit products, coffee and premium beers.

It is part of the ASX-listed Coca-Cola Amatil Group, which is one of the top five Coca-Cola bottlers in the world, and also has operations in Australia, Fiji, Papua New Guinea and Indonesia.

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Source: http://www.aucklandairport.co.nz/Corporate/NewsAndMedia/AllMediaReleases/Coca-Cola-Amatil-New-Zealand-to-build-manufacturing-facility-at-Auckland-Airports-Business-Park.aspx

Great to see continued job opportunities in South Auckland. Pity the transport links are absolutely crap out there and the only way to really get there is by car.

Maybe Auckland Transport need to get cracking with better buses until Auckland Airport gets cracking with the Airport Rail Line once the City Rail Link is complete (2025).

Accelerated Transport Package Under Way

Sod Turned on first accelerated transport projects

 

The Prime Minister along with other dignitaries today turned the first sod up on the North Shore for the accelerated transport projects announced in June this year.

From Voxy:

Accelerated package of Auckland Transport projects

Wednesday, 18 December, 2013 – 08:46

A sod turning today by Prime Minister John Key to celebrate a construction start on a project linking the Upper Harbour Highway to the Northern Motorway signals what promises be an action-packed few years to get on top of Auckland’s crucial transport infrastructure needs.

In an event billed as the start of an accelerated package of Auckland transport improvements, the Prime Minister is scheduled to launch the first of a group of projects he confirmed in his “Backing Auckland” speech in June

The project launched today involves building a motorway-to-motorway link between the Upper Harbour Highway and the Northern Motorway at Constellation Drive, upgrading the Greville Road interchange and improving the Northern Busway.

Welcoming the accelerated programme, chairman of the Auckland Business Forum Michael Barnett said he anticipated other critical projects commencing soon, including reducing delays on the State Highway 20A route to Auckland Airport at the Kirkbride Intersection, and widen the Southern Motorway between Manukau and Papakura.

“We also need to see action as soon as possible on the next generation of major projects the Prime Minister confirmed in June, especially the East-West Link and Central Rail Link,” said Mr Barnett.

An early start to the east-west link between the south western motorway at Onehunga and southern motorway at Mt Wellington on the northern shore of Manukau Harbour is critical, he said. “After the central city this is Auckland’s second highest area of employment. Congestion is already bad enough. But with the economy improving and other freight and warehouse businesses setting up in the Southdown area, the project needs to be progressed with speed and urgency.

Source: http://www.voxy.co.nz/business/accelerated-package-auckland-transport-projects/5/177634

You can read the full speech over at Voxy

 

Some of the accelerated projects are controversial (East-West Link) while others are very much needed (CRL and widening the Southern Motorway between Papakura and Manukau).

Still I note Barnett’s comments about the East-West Link and the drive behind that. I would approach the East-West Link with caution owing to potential land-use changes over the next 30 years. As noted previously by Councillor Bill Cashmore there is a real chance heavy industry and large-scale logistic firms could be forced south by natural land-use change towards residential, commercial and some light industry. We already are seeing that at the west end of Onehunga with the Onehunga Special Housing Area flipping light industry over to Mixed Use (residential and commercial).

 

More on this as information dribbles out over the next six months.