Grand Opening of NewCold Burley

We are all looking back on a wonderful Grand Opening Event of our facility in Burley, Idaho, USA. The event was well visited by all stakeholders which made it to a great success.

We are grateful to the following persons who all contributed to the opening by a well esteemed speech. In order of performance:

  • David Richardson, Vice Chairman of NewCold
  • Melissa Luken, VP Supply Chain Greater North America of McCain Foods
  • Bram Hage, CEO & Founder of NewCold
  • Dan Powers, President of Fisher Construction Group
  • Vincent Storimans, Deputy Dutch Consul General San Francisco
  • Doug Manning, Economic Development Director of Burley

We also thank Valerie Kaminski, Managing Director Northern America NewCold, Jonas Swarttouw, Business Development Director USA, Derek Bedke, Site Manager Burley, and Sarah Seymour, Office Manager Burley, and all other colleagues, for their awsome contribution to make this event a success!

The Burley location, which was first announced last year, largely supports the logistics needs of McCain Foods, Canada. McCain Foods also recently completed a $200 million processing plant expansion in Burley.

“We are proud to have successfully developed and started up this large-scale, state-of-the-art automated cold storage warehouses in a relatively short period of time,” says Jonas Swarttouw, U.S. director. “Teamwork, between all the experts at McCain Foods, our suppliers, the local community and our own team at NewCold have been the key to this achievement. We look forward to a long-term partnership with McCain and the Southern Idaho community.”

“This has been a great addition to Burley and the region, bringing us into the realm of high-tech logistics and warehousing,” said Burley Economic Development Director, Doug Manning. “NewCold is an outstanding company that has had a positive effect on our community and has been wonderful to work with throughout the entire process.”

Below you can find a photo impression of the event.

NewCold to Celebrate Grand Opening of Fully Automated Cold Storage Facility in Burley, Idaho

The $90 million project is one of the largest frozen storage facilities of its kind in the United States

NewCold, the Netherlands-based specialist in automated cold storage, will celebrate the grand opening of its fully automated cold storage facility the week of September 30, 2019. The $90 million, 180,000-square-foot facility in Burley, Idaho is one of the largest cold storage warehouses in the nation.

Media is invited to participate in a tour of the new facility and Q&A with NewCold Business Development Manager Jonas Swarttouw, Site Manager Derek Bedke and other NewCold management, Monday, September 30 from 1 to 4 p.m. A private ceremony, closed to the public, will be held later that week.

“We are proud to have successfully developed and started up this large-scale state of the art automated cold storage warehouses in a relatively short period of time,” said NewCold U.S. Director Jonas Swarttouw. “Teamwork between all the experts at McCain Foods, our suppliers, the local community and our own team at NewCold have been the key to this achievement. We look forward to a long-term partnership with McCain and the Southern Idaho community.”

NewCold uses leading-edge technology to automatically move and store products in the “dark” high-bay warehouse, storing foods at -5 degrees Fahrenheit, with oxygen levels lowered to 16.5 percent for fire prevention. This allows for a more energy-efficient and food-safe alternative compared to conventional cold storage solutions. To ensure an efficient inbound, storage, order fulfillment and outbound process, NewCold’s Burley location employs 100, including managers, planners, operators, maintenance workers, drivers and forklift operators.

“This has been a great addition to Burley and the region, bringing us into the realm of high-tech logistics and warehousing,” said Burley Economic Development Director, Doug Manning. “NewCold is an outstanding company that has had a positive effect on our community and has been wonderful to work with throughout the entire process.”

The Burley location largely supports the logistics needs of McCain Foods, the world’s largest manufacturer of frozen French fries and potato specialties. McCain Foods recently completed a $200 million processing plant expansion in Burley.

To learn more about NewCold, please visit their website at www.newcold.com.

For more information about Burley and the Southern Idaho region, click here.

Idaho Governor Brad Little visits NewCold Headquarters

Governor Brad Little and other Idaho officials were in Europe last week to foster economic relations with business leaders who have investment interests in Idaho. A visit to the Netherlands is part of an effort to bring new industry to the state. NewCold is already active in Idaho with its state-of-the-art coldstore in Burley.

When McCain Foods — the largest producer of frozen potato products in the world — expanded its operations in southern Idaho, it needed a larger storage unit. That’s where NewCold came in. This spring, NewCold opened a new temperature controlled, highly automated cold storage in Burley. The $90 million facility is 14 stories tall.

Earlier in the week, the governor and his team were in the Basque country and Ireland.

The Economic Development Board hopes the governor’s trip encourages other international companies to bring their businesses to Idaho. In particular, they see agriculture-related industries like storage and manufacturing as opportunities for further investment.

Below you can find a photo impression of their visit to NewCold’s headquarters in Breda. It was a pleasure to host them and to exchange plans and experiences.

NewCold Named to Food Logistics’ 2019 Top 3PL & Cold Storage Providers List

Breda, 19 August 2019 — Food Logistics, the only publication exclusively dedicated to covering the movement of product through the global food supply chain, has named NewCold to its 2019 Top 3PL & Cold Storage Providers list.

The Top 3PL & Cold Storage Providers list serves as a resource guide of third-party logistics and cold storage providers whose products and services are critical for companies in the global food and beverage supply chain.

“The complexities of the global food supply chain are forging a more collaborative relationship between leading 3PLs, cold storage providers and their customers. Improved customer care, tighter integration between systems, and more value-added services are among the results,” remarks Lara L. Sowinski, editorial director, Food Logistics and Supply & Demand Chain Executive. “Companies that earned a spot on Food Logistics’ 2019 Top 3PL & Cold Storage Providers list exemplify how collaboration combined with the latest technologies can create a winning formula for profitability and supporting food/beverage customers’ goals.”

This year’s Top 3PL & Cold Storage Providers list will appear in the August 2019 issue of Food Logistics, as well as online at www.foodlogistics.com. You can find the list in pfd here: Top 3PL & Cold Storage Providers.

Select USA 2019

It was a pleasure joining team Idaho at Select USA 2019, and discussing opportunities of investing in rural USA with visitors and the media. Jonas Swarttouw, Business Development Manager USA, represented NewCold at the event, participating in various panels and contributing to many discussions.

Feel free to reach out in case you see opportunities for NewCold to develop its business in your region.

NewCold Named to Food Logistics’ Top Green Providers List for 2019

Food Logistics, the only publication exclusively dedicated to covering the movement of product through the global food supply chain, has named NewCold to the Top Green Providers list for 2019.

Food Logistics’ annual Top Green Providers recognizes companies whose products, services, or exemplary leadership is enhancing sustainability within the food and beverage industry. Each year, the criteria for earning a spot on the list become more stringent for applicants. For example, the editorial staff evaluates a company’s participation in such programs as the EPA’s SmartWay and other recognized sustainability programs; facilities that are LEED-certified, and/or feature solar panels, LED lighting and other energy saving installations and retrofits that produce measurable reductions in GHG emissions, to name a few.

“Our Top Green Providers demonstrate leadership in sustainability throughout the global food supply chain, from better management of natural resources to technology applications and operational improvements that reduce food waste from the farm to the retailer to the end consumer,” notes Lara L. Sowinski, editorial director. “Environmental stewardship is a defining feature for these companies, as is their determination to continually raise the sustainability bar year after year.”

Read the article here: Food Logistics.

Watch the video of the Southern Idaho Economic Development with Derek Bedke and Jonas Swarttouw

Together with Southern Idaho Economic Development  we made this video in which Jonas Swarttouw, Business Development Manager NewCold US (on the right) and Derek Bedke, Site Manager NewCold Burley (on the left), inform us on the start of the NewCold facility in Burley, Idaho. Our leading customer for this operation is McCain Foods, the world’s largest manufacturer of frozen potato products, which has its facility next door in Burley. NewCold is working with McCain globally and services its customers where they need us.

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Jonas Swarttouw on Transport Topics Radio

Listen to the interview with Jonas Swarttouw, Business Development Manager USA, on Transport Topics Radio, aired June 15, 2019. Learn more about NewCold and our way of working in 10 minutes. http://bit.ly/2Fik2RJ

Read the article in the Idaho Business Review

We invite you to read the article ‘Company gives Burley the deep freeze with cold storage hub’ in the Idaho Business Review of 14 June last.  You can find the article here: Company gives Burley the deep freeze with cold storage hub – Idaho Business Review.

NewCold fills UK’s biggest deepfreeze | Hunt is on for second UK facility

NewCold Wakefield Coldstore

In the Spring of 2018, NewCold unveiled its newly-completed deep frozen storage and distribution centre which, says the company, is the largest of its kind in the UK and is now, often near to capacity.

At last year’s opening ceremony in Wakefield, customers, dignitaries, staff and well-wishers gathered on the 16.5-acre site to mark the occasion and hear from NewCold’s Country Director, Jon Miles regarding the impressive facts and figures surrounding the new storage and logistics facility.

“Today sees the culmination of 6 years dedicated work,” announced Jon Miles, “and the opening of a food-handling facility which, in terms of size, performance, sustainability and low energy consumption, raises the bar to new heights – until now, not seen in the UK.”

The Wakefield plant handle’s 3,000,000 pallets annually and with a total volume of over 4 million cubic metres, the giant deepfreeze has the capacity to store 143,000 pallets – at a constant, minus 23 degrees. 175 pallets come in and out every hour and just five minutes is required to unload NewCold’s bespoke-designed moving floor trailers.

Featuring some of the most advanced automated technology of its kind anywhere in the world, the NewCold plant is fully automated, and minimal handling maintains product temperature at all times. The operation is driven by Davanti software which has been improved year on year specifically to get optimum use of the automation. Furthermore, the dispatch bays are deep-frozen, whereby many conventional stores are chilled.

“Not only does the facility operate at around 50% of the energy consumed by conventional deep-frozen storage sites,” adds Jon,” but also, given the proximity to the motorway network, 90% of NewCold’s delivery points can be reached and returned from within a driver’s shift. This improves customer service and keeps ‘food miles’ to an absolute minimum.”

Bram Hage, Founder & EVP

NewCold’s founder and CEO Bram Hage commented on the ‘challenges’ met and overcome by the NewCold team during the development and growth of the Wakefield site and referenced similar greenfield projects undertaken by NewCold elsewhere in the world.

“This is the coming together of talented people, both from NewCold and our many supply partners and customers, to formulate a truly global consolidation of skills and recourses in the supply chain.”

“It was a fitting conclusion to a great afternoon”, concluded Jon Miles. “From the start, Denise Jeffrey and Wakefield Council have helped greatly, including 3 years ago with the introduction of many new recruits – 75% of whom, I’m pleased to say are still with us and remain part of our 200-strong team.”

Jon went further, to say that NewCold has so far committed around £100m on build cost alone, and their growth plans over the coming two years will see further investment, including the recruitment of an additional 70 personnel.

“With the success of the Wakefield facility and the increasing demand for a quality temperature-controlled logistics offering, NewCold are actively looking for a site for their second UK facility.”

The NewCold logistics operation expands in line with their core business and so far, comprises 50 tractor units and 80 temperature-controlled trailers – many of which are high-volume double-deckers with auto-loading.