Export business spreads its wings at Auckland Airport

26 November 2014

CEVA Logistics has announced plans to nearly double the size of its existing facility at Auckland Airport’s business district.

The global freight management company is expanding its warehouse from 7,700m² to 14,600m² only two years after relocating to purpose built premises at Auckland Airport’s business district. CEVA Logistics also expects to grow its workforce by an additional 20 employees as a result of the expansion.

“We’ve had tremendous growth since moving to Auckland Airport. Being in close proximity to the freight terminals and major road arterials means that we can serve our customers better,” says Mat Vermeulen, CEVA Logistics’ New Zealand Country Manager. “As well as this, with more than 40,000 cars driving past our warehouse every day, the building has essentially become a giant billboard for us.”

The CEVA facility was developed by Auckland Airport and forms part of a substantial and rapidly growing business destination. Significant investments by Auckland Airport have been made to create a quality staff environment for businesses operating within the Airport’s business district. This includes the creation of running trails and mountain bike tracks, as well as the development of shopping and food and beverage amenities.

“The amenities provided at Auckland Airport, from the retail centre with its food outlets and cafes, through to a new touch rugby competition, make it an enjoyable place to work. The location has certainly helped us to become an employer of choice,” finishes Mr Vermeulen.

Mark Thomson, Auckland Airport’s general manager property, says CEVA Logistics’ expansion reinforces the benefits of partnering with Auckland Airport, which has significant land holdings and a long-term vision.

“CEVA is a global top ten logistics provider with a significant presence in the Asia-Pacific region. This facility was designed in partnership with CEVA so that it could support growth of the freight management company seamlessly and efficiently and avoid the need to relocate. We are thrilled to be able to support CEVA’s expansion in New Zealand.”

The new facility is expected to be operational in 2015.


About The District at Auckland Airport

The District is New Zealand’s ultimate business location offering the ability to work, play, rest, shop, dine and fly. More than a business park, The District also provides free recreation spaces including an Outdoor Gallery with works from 11 New Zealand artists, a Runway Mountain Bike Park and a newly-opened Footy Field.

For more information about The District visit www.aucklandairport.co.nz/Property.aspx, where you can also sign up to receive the regular e-newsletter and find out about upcoming events at The District.

For further information, please contact:

Kate Thompson
+64 21 385 446