Senior IS executive: Richard Mitchell-Lowe, general manager, information services Reports to: Dean Bracewell, managing director
Size of IS shop: 17
Mobile PCs: 75
Hand-held devices: 1050
Total screens: 2095
Industry: Transport and warehousing
PC environment: Windows XP, HP
Server environment: HP Unix, Windows 2003,
Red Hat, Linux
DBMS: Oracle, SQL
Address: Freightways House, 32 Botha Road, Auckland
Key IS projects this year: Not disclosed.
FREIGHTWAYS IS A publicly listed company that operates in the
express package, business mail and information management
The group’s origins date back to 1964 through New Zealand
Couriers, a pioneer in the New Zealand express package market.
In 2006 Freightways extended its reach to Australia with the
acquisition of DataBank, a data storage business operating in NSW
Since this initial acquisition, Freightways has opened further
DataBank branches in Queensland and South Australia and has
acquired the document destruction business, Shred-X.
Freightways employs a multi-brand strategy within the express
package market through New Zealand Couriers, Post Haste, Castle
Parcels, Sub-60, Kiwi Express and Security Express.
In the information management market in New Zealand, Freightways
operates data security services, document destruction services and
archive security. DX Mail operates in the business mail market.
For the full year to 30 June 2007, Freightways reported revenues
of $283 million, 10 per cent above the prior period.
Richard Mitchell-Lowe, general manager information technology,
says there is a strong emphasis on leveraging a shared IT
infrastructure across the Freightways group to deliver innovative,
technology-enriched solutions to customers.
Major IT suppliers include Hewlett Packard, Microsoft, Oracle, Kaon
Technologies and Telecom.
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