An efficient distribution system lies at the heart of our success - one that we are continuously looking to improve. We recognise that the transportation of our products and the raw materials required to make them have an environmental impact and are always looking for ways to minimise this.
The majority of our products are manufactured here in Australia, and we have also established a local network of distribution facilities. These are just two of the ways we're improving our transportation footprint.
This is one of the most important ways we are reducing our overall impact. It often surprises people to learn that the majority of the products we sell in Australia are manufactured here. This means we can reduce travel times and distances for distribution. All this leads to lower fuel usage and, therefore, lower emissions as well as an improvement in overall operating efficiency.
With manufacturing plants and distribution facilities spread throughout Australia, we're always looking for ways to minimise this impact further.
Finding ways to drive smarter
One of the most recent ways we've found to reduce our transportation footprint still further is through 'smart' distribution route planning.
A new route planning tool has enabled us to find ever more efficient ways of getting our products from the factory to the customer. Shorter, quicker journey times means less fuel used and therefore less emissions.
We'll continue to explore new ways of improving our distribution efficiency in Australia whether through the introduction of hybrid trucks currently being trialled in New Zealand or driver education to reduce idle-time and inefficient driving techniques.