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Countdown Distribution Centre

CLIENT

Controls Plus

CONTRACT VALUE

$100 Million

COMPLETION

August 2021

LOCATION

Palmerston North

To help keep up with the demand across its supermarket network, Countdown New Zealand required a new distribution centre in the Lower North Island Region. The project consisted of 39,000m2 of warehouse and 2000m2 of offices and ancillary structures. The new facility has sustainability firmly at the heart of its construction and design with energy efficient lighting, rainwater harvesting and low water and energy use fittings. It delivers to 55 stores across the North Island and moves approximately 450,000 cartons of food and groceries each week, nearly double the previous Palmerston North DC volume. The new distribution centre is Countdown’s first accredited building by Green Star, an internationally recognised sustainability rating system for the design, construction and operation of buildings, fit outs, and communities.

With an ambitious construction program, Controls Plus needed a partner they could rely on to deliver on time and on budget, they chose FDG. The process began with FDG preparing a seismic design and suggesting some installation changes for the more efficient use of products. FDG then began regular delivery of cable tray, cable basket, cable ladder, fasteners & fixings, seismic bracing strut & bracketry to site in Palmerston North. Project completion was three weeks ahead of schedule despite delays and covid lockdowns.

FDG Products Supplied

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Seismic Design

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Strut & Bracketry

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Stainless Steel Pipe Clamps

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Fasteners & Fixings

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Thermal Lagging

Key features

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Green Star Accreditation

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38,000SQM

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Delivering to 55 North Island stores

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450,000 food & grocery cartons weekly

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100 new jobs created

“The team at FDG were a key supplier and contributed to our success with the project at Countdown. We appreciated the proactive service and look forward to working with the team into the future.”

Vimal Sharma – Managing Director, Controls Plus

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