Boucher Officially Opens Bunnings Warehouse Glenfield
01 SEPTEMBER 2011
Dillon Boucher Officially Opens Bunnings Warehouse Glenfield
Bunnings Warehouse Glenfield was officially opened today by basketball legend Dillon Boucher.
The Bunnings team were joined by the Breakers and Tall Blacks star earlier today to unveil the opening plaque and celebrate the opening by presenting a $2,000 donation to Dillon Boucher’s chosen charity, the Basketball Development Trust.
Complex Manager Derek Powell says the 153 person strong team has been overwhelmed by the interest in the store since it started taking shape six months ago and the support shown by the community already.
“We really appreciate the positive response we’ve had during every stage of opening this Bunnings Warehouse and we’re excited to bring the widest range of DIY and garden products to Glenfield, backed up with expert advice.”
The new Bunnings Warehouse will bring comprehensive DIY facilities and services to the area, with free 'how-to' DIY workshops held every weekend for experts, novices and even kids and events such as ladies DIY nights.
The store encompasses a total area of around 2.3 hectares, which includes a hardware store of 11,700 square metres, a garden centre, and a covered timber drive-through for trade and DIY customers.
Bunnings Warehouse Glenfield is the 21st warehouse to open in New Zealand, and Bunnings New Zealand General Manager Rod Caust says the site reinforces the company’s strategy to strengthen its presence in Auckland.
“Around 35% of Kiwis live in the Greater Auckland area so it is naturally a key market for us,” he says.
“This is the sixth Bunnings Warehouse to open in Auckland and our Takanini and Silverdale stores are both progressing to plan. Further to these we are committed to opening another four to six Bunnings Warehouses in Auckland within the next five years.”
Since entering the New Zealand market in 2001 through the acquisition of Benchmark Building Supplies, the company has invested in excess of $500 million in New Zealand and employs more than 3000 team members nationwide.