A fruitful new pursuit
PACKAGING company Orora Limited has announced a strategic partnership with AHG Refrigerated Logistics that will provide significant benefits to Orora's fruit and produce corrugated customer base in Bundaberg and throughout Australia.
A new purpose-built facility will open in Bundaberg in mid-2016, directly supporting the region's fruit and produce sector with a proven packaging solutions provider and logistics provider working in partnership.
"We've listened to our customers and are delighted to enhance our services by bringing additional infrastructure and greater choice in refrigerated transport options to Bundaberg as part of Orora's long-term commitment to the region," national market manager fruit and produce and meat, Orora Fibre Packaging Andrew Russo said.
AHG is Australia's largest refrigerated logistics provider with an extensive road and rail transport fleet complemented by state-of-the-art cold stores in all Australian capital cities. The AHG transport network includes the well-known company names of Rand, Harris, Scott's Refrigerated Freightways and JAT.
Through the partnership, Orora Fibre Packaging would continue to focus on providing cost-effective, fit-for-purpose, corrugated cartons to the Australian fruit and produce sector with an additional service offering that now includes logistics.
AHG would provide a comprehensive logistics infrastructure that delivers cartons in a timely manner to customers, with market-leading capability to collect and protect fresh produce through the transport chain ensuring it arrives to market in optimal condition.
"Orora strives to be a customer-led provider of innovative packaging solutions, and this partnership with AHG is a significant step in that journey," Andrew Russo said.
"Orora and AHG will offer our Bundaberg fruit and produce customers an end-to-end packaging solution for their produce, from carton to market in pristine condition."