• Mark Freear of Daifuku BCS at the Antares Place building with Kerry Cook (left) and Janet Marshall of Colliers International North Shore.

Daifuku BCS chooses Antares Place building

It’s heartwarming when businesses commit to the Shore and that is the case with Daifuku BCS (formerly BCS Group) signing a long-term lease on a large office building at 8 Antares Place, Mairangi Bay – near the AUT Millennium. The lease was negotiated through Janet Marshall, Matt Prentice and Kerry Cook of Colliers International North Shore.

Daifuku BCS employs over 450 staff at group sites in New Zealand and across Australia, along with operations in Malaysia, Singapore and Norway. There will be more than 100 staff at their new New Zealand head office here on the Shore.
Daifuku BCS is a high tech business. Their expertise lies in delivering end to end solutions consisting of logistics hardware, automation controls and elegant software products. Daifuku BCS is a supplier of choice to airports, airlines, freight and industrial customers around the world. Their business breaks into a number of business units including Airport Systems, Logistics Solutions, Operations and Maintenance and Self-Service Technologies.
“We are thrilled to have this wonderful new home here on the Shore,” said Daifuku BCS Chief Financial Officer Mark Freear when Channel Magazine met with him and members of the Colliers International team at the building in late June. “Finding the right building for our needs has been a long journey, but it has been an enjoyable one with guidance from Janet along the way. She has been great to deal with and has been very patient while we have worked to get the right space. With our business growing we need to ensure we secured a new home that suited our requirements going forward. Janet has helped us achieve that goal.”
The 1792 square metre building comes with 75 carparks and was previously the New Zealand head office of Philips and more recently the home of Comworth Systems (now Pyrios), who moved out in March this year.
Janet Marshall is thrilled with the completion of the deal. “Mark has been wonderful to deal with and this is a great building for them. They have gone from 70 staff to 100 staff on the Shore over the past 12 months so it is clear that they needed space to grow into. This building – that has won awards previously – will be great for their needs. The fact that they have chosen to stay here on the Shore is great for our local economy. They are competing on the world stage and driving a lot of the work and innovation from right here in New Zealand.”
Mark Freear says that Daifuku BCS plan to be totally moved into their new home by mid-August.

For more information contact Janet Marshall, Phone 021-684-775 or email: Janet.Marshall@colliers.com.

We’ve been busy!

What a month it has been for the Colliers North Shore team. Investors and tenants have kept the team busy with excellent results for clients. We are pleased to welcome Daifuku BCS to their new premises at 8 Antares Place, as is detailed in the article on this page. This has been leased by Janet Marshall, Kerry Cook and Matt Prentice. A further well known building at 11 Apollo Drive has been leased by a residential developer who has taken the complete ground floor of over 400m² of office. 3A Milford Road, a well-known multi-tenanted office/retail building was sold for 5.5%.
Three Industrial properties were sold successfully by auction. Thanks to Jimmy O'Brien, Matt Prentice, Euan Stratton and Sam Sherning who sold between them three industrial properties... 177B Wairau Road which was a tenanted 5,205m² property at 4.35% yield for $1,490,000; 3A Miro Place, North Harbour, 207m² sold at $950,000 at 3.79% yield; and finally a 4115m² vacant property at 40 Porana Road sold for $190,000.
 We anticipate a very busy July, and as always welcome a visit to our Colliers International North Shore office at 129 Hurstmere Road.
– Janet Marshall