A veritable line-up of politicians was on hand to help trucking magnate Lindsay Fox move into his new, $20 million new HQ located at the company-owned Essendon Airport in Melbourne.
Prime Minister Kevin Rudd and Victorian Premier John Brumby were jostling for the limelight at Linfox’s impressive new home, which features a host of environmental features, giving it a five-star environmental rating.
Linfox founder, Lindsay Fox emphasised his company’s strident environmental and social values.
“Our new head office’s five star environmental rating is in line with the business’s strategy to reduce its rate of carbon emissions by 15 per cent by 2010.
“Linfox leads the logistics industry in addressing the impact of our operations on climate change.”
Lindsay Fox said that the ultramodern new building complements Linfox Logistics’ industry leadership.
“Our Vision Zero safety program, drug and alcohol testing, pioneering parental leave policy and the Linfox College employee education centre are groundbreaking initiatives in our industry.
“This new building is designed to minimise power use and optimise water and waste recycling. Lighting is controlled by movement sensors and a massive rainwater tank system waters the garden and supplies bathrooms.
“These features complement our initiatives that are reducing fuel and power use in our transport and warehousing operations.”
Lindsay Fox also said: “The logistics business is committed to developing its people, its strong customer partnerships and to investing in technology that leads the industry in delivering efficiency for our customer operations.
“The new head office serves as the heart of our business that today spans more than 250 sites across 11 countries in the Asia Pacific region. More than 50 per cent of our employees now live and work in Asia.
“Our investment in this facility reflects confidence in our strategy to remain a robust business in the current economic climate and to expand the business as economies regain strength.”
The new head office houses Linfox Logistics’ state-of-the-art IT centre that helps manage operations and data flows across the business.