The acquisition of a local company by Nisbets, an international catering supply retailer, led to the requirement of new premises that were better suited to its business ambitions.
The rapidly expanding global brand wanted to showcase its range of products and sought a showroom, office and distribution facility in Auckland that fulfilled the demands of a multi-channel retailer.
Finding an available property that met these operational requirements, in a location that had excellent transport links and was close to freight and courier services, was a challenge in a market with record low vacancy.
The scale of the Goodman portfolio and its Auckland industrial focus made it the logical property partner. Highbrook Business Park met Nisbet’s locational requirements and with over 80 buildings already developed and more under construction Goodman had a range of solutions it could offer.
A lease expiry in an existing building was managed to ensure Nisbets had a facility that was suitable for its business operations.
As Europe’s largest catering supplies distributor, Nisbets has been extremely successful at promoting and distributing its range of products.
A new lease on an existing Goodman owned building provided the combination of showroom, office and warehouse space they required to continue this strategy in New Zealand. Nisbets now stocks hundreds of items at its Highbrook facility ranging from restaurant furniture and chef clothing through to cleaning equipment and catering disposables.
David Edkins, Nisbets Regional Manager for New Zealand said, “In Europe we offer same day or next day delivery. We are replicating that customer service focus here in New Zealand to ensure the hospitality industry has immediate access to the high-quality kitchen and catering products it needs.”
It’s a successful strategy that demonstrates how the growth in online retailing is driving demand for well-located industrial space close to consumers.