How green is HelloFresh’s vast new distribution-production complex?

In July 2o21, HelloFresh is set to open Australia’s largest manufacturing and distribution facility in Warragul, just south-east of Melbourne.

The global meal-kit manufacturing giant says its sophisticated new 25,500sqm ‘Tuckerbox’ complex will exemplify sustainability, with skylights maximising natural light; a rainwater recycling system; 600kW solar panels providing power and hot water; motion and daylight sensors to cut energy consumption; optimised delivery routes; and a location that cuts food miles from suppliers and to consumers in markets across south-eastern Australia.

“The launch of our third and largest Australian chilled production facility marks an impressive milestone for the business,” HelloFresh Australia CEO, Tom Rutledge said in a recent media release.

“Ultimately our focus is to continuously … increase the value, convenience and accessibility of our service. The Tuckerbox, with its size, situation, and sophistication provides a tremendous platform for us to realise these objectives.

“As the world’s largest meal kit provider, we also have a responsibility to set a clear precedent and strive towards more sustainable ways of working in our production facilities,” Rutledge said.

Read the full story in Inside FMCG.

Source: HelloFresh to open giant new ‘Tuckerbox’ complex in Victoria I Inside FMCG

Lead image: An artist’s rendering of HelloFresh’s new ‘Tuckerbox’ production and distribution facility in Warragul, just south-east of Melbourne. Credit: HelloFresh