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Linde electric forklifts the best of the bunch at Costa’s

Supplier: Linde Material Handling
22 January, 2007

Costa’s is Australia’s largest distributor of fresh produce,operating major distribution centres in Victoria, New South Wales, Western Australia and Tasmania, servicing growers,packers and supplying to many of the country’s leading retailers.

The original Costa’s fruit shop was established in 1888 by the grand-uncle of the present owners.

Adapting to change has always been part of Costa’s culture, so when supermarket chains were established in the 1960s, the company began supplying the supermarkets direct to store and to various retailers warehouses: a move which created the basis for today’s business.

Costa’s Pty Ltd comprises 16  operating divisions throughout  the country and remains a  fully-owned and operated  family business with interests  ranging from wholesaling and  retailing, export and import, prepacking, logistics and  handling, procurement and  quality management. 

The group is now one of  Australia’s largest wholesalers  and exporters of fresh fruit and  vegetables, and leads the fresh  produce industry in many areas of procurement and distribution. 

The distribution centre at Derrimut in Victoria has been specifically built for the storage.