APT on the move to Logan
Published: 16 October 2015
The City of Logan's reputation as South-East Queensland's freight and logistics hub has been bolstered with the arrival of All Purpose Transport (APT) at Berrinba.
The privately owned Queensland road freight and warehousing company has announced plans to construct a new office and warehouses for its 280 staff and owner-drivers.
Governance, Finance and Economic Development Committee Chairperson, Councillor Luke Smith, said APT's decision to consolidate its multiple sites in Brisbane into one purpose-built facility in Berrinba demonstrated the opportunities in Logan for businesses planning for growth.
"APT made it clear to us that the City of Logan worked for them as a location because they could construct the kind of facility that could accommodate its growth requirements for the next decade," Councillor Smith said.
"As a provider of freight and transport services, APT needed to be close to the main inter/intrastate transport routes and they couldn't have picked a better location than Berrinba."
APT's General Manager, Paul Kahlert, said the move to Berrinba was a homecoming for the company in more ways than one.
"A significant number of our employees live in or around the City of Logan area so we think having them closer to home as well APT having access to the area's growing population will assist with the attraction and retention of our workforce," he said.
"APT first started operations in 1975 as a small business run out of the spare bedroom of the family home in Daisy Hill, not that far from our soon to be constructed Berrinba headquarters, so we're very happy to be coming back to Logan."
The construction at APT's new Gilmore Rd headquarters will take place over three stages, with work on stage one — 1000m2 of office space and 7500m2 of warehousing space — expected to finish in January 2016.