NewCold contributres to the UK’s transition to zero emission road freight

NewCold is delighted to be selected as a partner for a feasibility study that will design a future trial of hydrogen fuel cell trucks and refuelling infrastructure in Scotland – supporting the UK’s transition to zero emission road freight.

The feasibility study, named the Scottish Hydrogen Freight Trial, is part of a £20 million investment by the UK Department for Transport and delivered by Innovate UK. It aims to identify early adopters who have a desire to decarbonise their heavy transport. The findings will inform future vehicle and infrastructure requirements.

The results of the study will be shared with Department for Transport and Transport Scotland in a formal study report, with a view to seeing this zero-emission technology demonstrated on UK roads in the near future.

NewCold is proud to be working towards a more sustainable future and excited to play such a key role in re-envisioning the future of road transport. Find out more about New Cold’s sustainability agenda.

Great progress at construction site in Piacenza, Italy

It’s with pleasure that we can share some new pictures of the progress on our construction site near Piacenza, Italy.

The site expects to see the first pallets arriving in Q2 2022.

Our entrance in the Italian market has started with the acquisition of Pacaro in Borgorose, 75 km north east of Rome, now being a part of the NewCold Group. The Pacaro site has 25,000 Euro-pallet locations and the operation includes an automated cold store.

The Piacenza operation will be the first newly built site in Italy for NewCold. There are already advanced plans for a second site near Rome. The geographical shape of Italy makes it necessary to serve our customers from two locations.

The site in Piacenza is of a typical NewCold standard design and will store up to 73,200 Euro-pallets handled by 8 automatic stacker cranes. It is NewCold’s firm believe that automated cold storage is the only way forward to deal with the challenges of a modern supply chain. Next to the cold store, a solar energy park will be developed to supply up to 80% of our future energy needs. Our company believes that the efficient usage of natural resources together with healthy local community and employee relations are the key elements leading to outstanding financial results and business prosperity.

NewCold announces new global leadership team and structure

NewCold today is pleased to announce changes to its leadership and organization structure as it continues its transformation into a faster, leaner and more agile company poised for global growth. The changes are designed to further strengthen the execution of the company’s strategy in regional markets.  The new, simpler management structure will provide greater clarity on responsi­bilities, and new reporting lines will strengthen leadership accounta­bility and long-term stewardship.

“NewCold prides itself on its disciplined execution, deep industry expertise and its entrepreneurial mindset.  These important changes ensure that NewCold is future-fit, helping us to unlock our full potential and successfully manage rapid growth across our global footprint. Our leadership team is purpose-built for collaboration and poised to take NewCold to another level and set standards to which others aspire,” NewCold Chairman and Founder Mr Hage said.

Leadership appointments:

The organizational changes will see NewCold’s operations, by regions or countries, led by management teams, replacing the traditional role of a Managing Director.  The newly created roles, all based in the European headquarters, report to Bram Hage, Chairman and Founder of NewCold.

Abhy Maharaj has been appointed Executive VP Business and Growth.  He will be responsible for strategy and investment capital, customer and business development and people and brand. Previously he was Global Chief Commercial Officer & Chief Operating Officer and based in Australia.

Hans Otto has been appointed Executive VP Development.  He will be responsible for greenfield development program management, engineering and industrial design. Previously he was VP Developments and Legal.

Frank Huckschlag has been appointed Executive VP Global Operations.  He will be responsible for operations continuous improvement, and supply chain strategy.  Previously Frank was the Managing Director for Europe.

Jos van Rijswijk has been named Executive VP Group Finance.  He will be responsible for accounting, treasury, tax, business performance reporting and finance CoE.

David Sanders has been appointed Executive VP Group Legal and Governance.  New to the company, following a distinguished corporate legal career, he will be responsible for external counsel, legal advice and governance. Previously he was head of Legal Affairs at Strukton Civiel.

The newly created role of Executive VP Technology and Innovation is subject to an appointment.  The role will be responsible for NewCold’s proprietary software and automation technology, security, IT infrastructure, technology and innovation. An announcement will be made in due course.

Mr Hage said: “This is a formidable team of leaders that bring with them a strong track record of success.  Together they will drive our performance and help deliver our growth ambitions. Today’s announcement reinforces our commitment to invest in our business and address the many evolving opportunities in the region, whilst also supporting NewCold’s overall transformational organizational plan to better serve our fast-moving and growing markets with increased speed and capabilities.”

 

 

NewCold invests $160 million to expand cold store facility in Victoria, Australia, and announces new partnership with Simplot

Next generation cold storage facility set to be Australia’s largest

 

Melbourne, Australia—June 28, 2021—Pioneering Netherlands-based cold chain logistics company, NewCold, is pleased to announce that it has signed Simplot Australia as new customers and is investing a further $160 million in its Victorian state-of-the art facility, bringing its total investment in Victoria to $460 million.

NewCold will more than double the size of its Melbourne 2 facility, providing customers with a powerhouse of advanced features and a seamless experience. At 43 metres high, the site will expand from 115,000 pallet positions to 225,000, an increase of 110,000 pallets. The extension will include 30,000 for ambient/chilled and 85,000 pallet positions for frozen goods.

It will be a one stop shop facility with ambient, chilled and frozen capabilities, setting new service standards. One of the largest automated high bays in the world, the site also includes a container park.

The expanded facility is scheduled to be operational in 2022. Simplot will transition all of its frozen products in 2023.

NewCold has a strong reputation in Europe and the United Kingdom and is currently expanding its footprint in North America; and building its presence in Asia Pacific.

Simplot Australia Managing Director, Graham Dugdale, said: “Simplot is excited to be partnering with NewCold on our future Victorian frozen warehouse solution. We were attracted to Newcold’s fully automated AS/RS high bay solution, world-class systems, energy efficiency, and productivity, which stand above conventional cold storage solutions. The new facility will ensure Simplot can continue to efficiently deliver the products that Australia’s leading retail and foodservice customers depend on and ultimately provide an improved customer experience.”

Bram Hage, Founder and CEO of NewCold said: “This is a great day for NewCold and the cold storage industry in Australia. It is very pleasing to see our continued investment and growth in Australia as we seek to build a long-term strategic relationship with Simplot. Our robust global pipeline includes the delivery of at least six new capital projects, as we continue to develop multiple large-scale automated facilities across Europe, Australia and North America. This momentum confirms a very positive future for customers and an innovation boost for the industry.  As we continue to expand our global presence, we support local communities in efforts to foster economic growth and create high-quality employment opportunities.”

Abhy Maharaj, Executive VP, NewCold Business & Growth said: “Collaborating with respected partners like Simplot drives our success, as we share an ambition to transform the industry and reimagine the global food supply chain. We have invested and grown our regional head-office in Melbourne who will be leading the expansion development in close cooperation with our partners and stakeholders in Australia and Europe. We are confident that Oceania will continue to be an opportunity-rich region with at least another three new large-scale sites planned for development in the near future.”

The Melbourne cold storage facility will use state-of-the-art technology including automated storage and retrieval systems (ASRS) to automatically move and store products in the high-bay warehouse. The equipment and operators will be directed by NewCold’s proprietary advanced software systems, while products are kept in optimal conditions. This advanced cold chain solution ensures that processes are sustainable, traceable, fully integrated with the processes of NewCold’s customers, and always at the very forefront of technological developments.

Mobilisation and construction activities started at the end of May 2021.

 

NewCold will expand its Melbourne 2 warehouse to 100,000 square metres.

NewCold will expand its Melbourne 2 warehouse to 100,000 square metres.

NewCold Named to Food Logistics’ 2021 Top Green Providers List

Breda, the Netherlands – 22 June, 2021 — Food Logistics, the only publication exclusively dedicated to covering the movement of product through the global cold food supply chain, has named NewCold to the 2021 Top Green Providers list.

Food Logistics’ annual Top Green Providers recognizes companies whose products, services or exemplary leadership is enhancing sustainability within the cold food and beverage industry. 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; and other means of producing measurable reductions in GHG emissions, to name a few.

“When the pandemic hit, I thought for sure that sustainability would be pushed to the wayside. But, in fact, the complete opposite happened. And, I couldn’t be more appreciative of the supply chain industry’s efforts in making sustainability top of mind in every aspect of their organization despite the many supply chain disruptions they continue to face,” says Marina Mayer, Editor-in-Chief of Food Logistics and Supply & Demand Chain Executive. “Sustainability is the key to success, and the recipients of this year’s award prove that when sustainability matters to them, they will continue do great things and make a difference in the industry.”

Recipients of this year’s award will be profiled in the June 2021 print issue. Go to www.FoodLogistics.com to view the full list of all 2021 Top Green Providers.

NewCold Green Provider 2021

Construction On Track of NewCold Piacenza

In response to continued demand from NewCold’s customers, we have started the construction of a new deepfreeze facility near Piacenza, situated in the north of Italy. The site expects to see the first pallets arriving in Q2 2022. “This is a prime example of one of our business rules”, Bram Hage says, “we follow our customers!”.

Our entrance in the Italian market has started with the acquisition of Pacaro in Borgorose, 75 km north east of Rome, now being a part of the NewCold Group. The Pacaro site has 25,000 Euro-pallet locations and the operation includes an automated cold store.

The Piacenza operation will be the first newly built site in Italy for NewCold. There are already advanced plans for a second site near Rome. The geographical shape of Italy makes it necessary to serve our customers from two locations.

The site in Piacenza is of a typical NewCold standard design and will store up to 73,200 Euro-pallets handled by 8 automatic stacker cranes. It is NewCold’s firm believe that automated cold storage is the only way forward to deal with the challenges of a modern supply chain. Next to the cold store, a solar energy park will be developed to supply up to 80% of our future energy needs. Our company believes that the efficient usage of natural resources together with healthy local community and employee relations are the key elements leading to outstanding financial results and business prosperity.

We are looking for talented professionals for this new coldstore! Read more on our Careers page.

NewCold and the Dutch Sliding Federation Collaboration 

NewCold is proud sponsor of the Dutch Sliding Federation. You might wonder which sliding disciplines are under this collaboration?

Below you’ll find a breakdown of all the sliding disciplines. Enjoy!

Skeleton

Skeleton is a winter sliding sport in which a person rides a small sled, known as a skeleton bobsled (or -sleigh), down a frozen track while lying face down and head-first . The sport and the sled may have been named from the bony appearance of the sled.

Kimberley Bos

Kimberley Bos

Bobsleigh

Bobsledding, also called bobsleighing, the sport of sliding down an ice-covered natural or artificial incline on a four-runner sled, called a bobsled, bobsleigh, or bob, that carries either two or four persons. 1 Pilot in both disciplines who drives the sled down the track. The other athletes in the sled are known as breakman/pusher who are responsible for the first acceleration during a slide.

The 4-men bobsleigh

Monobob

As the name suggests, there is one athlete per bobsled, and it’s all on them to run, push, steer and brake their way down the winding ice track. This modern twist on a classic sport first appeared at the Winter Youth Olympics at Lillehammer 2016.

Karlien Sleper in the monobob

Luge

A luge is a small one- or two-person sled on which one sleds supine and feet-first. A luger steers by using the calf muscles to flex the sled’s runners or by exerting opposite shoulder pressure to the seat.

Daria Orbatov

Further explained

The difference between all the other named sports and luge is that they have different federations. Skeleton and Bobsleigh being part of the International Bobsleigh & Skeleton Federation(IBSF). Luge on the other hand is under the International Luge Federation (FIL). We will keep you informed about all the must know facts and stories of all the athletes and their developments.

A journey towards the 2022 Olympics in Beijing has officially started. One of which NewCold is now part of as well!

 

Stay tuned for more…….

 

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6 March | Frozen Food Day

NewCold realizes its responsbility in the cold chain to supply – in the best way we can – frozen food from producer to consumer. Food safety is the most important motivator for us to do our job. All our innovations and automation take food safety to a higher level. In honor of the frozen food day, proclaimed by the US President Ronald Reagan in 1984, find below the original Proclamation of the president.

“The United States is blessed with an impressive array of agricultural products that make our food production and distribution system the envy of the world. One significant aspect of that system is the frozen food industry, which in March 1984 celebrates its fifty-fourth year of service to the people of America and the world.

Throughout history, one of the primary goals of human effort has been the production of food. The farm-to-city migration created a great demand for food supplies in dense population centers in which such supplies could not be grown. The frozen food industry has made great strides in recent decades to respond to consumer needs.

The international frozen food industry started in the United States. Frozen vegetables, fruit, meat, and fish were first packaged and offered to consumers in 1930, contributing greatly to the convenience of life and freeing consumers permanently from the cycle of limited seasonal availability of many foods.

NewCold Automation

Between 1935 and 1940, frozen foods became available to the public on a large scale. During World War II, ration point values posted in stores and carried in newspapers focused public attention on frozen food. Frozen food became a part of the space age when Apollo XII astronauts took frozen meals on board. Seventy-two frozen food items were stored on the Skylab for a five hundred-day supply of meals for the crew.

The American frozen food industry, in close cooperation with producers, has continued research and development for the purpose of seeking better ways to bring the nutrition, quality, and taste of American agricultural products to consumers.

In recognition of the significant contribution which the frozen food industry has made to the nutritional well-being of the American people, the Congress, by Senate Joint Resolution 193, has designated March 6, 1984, as “Frozen Food Day” and authorized and requested the President to issue a proclamation upon this occasion.

Now, Therefore, I, Ronald Reagan, President of the United States of America, do hereby proclaim March 6, 1984, as Frozen Food Day, and I call upon the American people to observe such day with appropriate ceremonies and activities.

In Witness Whereof, I have hereunto set my hand this sixth day of March, in the year of our Lord nineteen hundred and eighty-four, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and eighth.”

Ronald Reagan

NewCold Frozen Food

NewCold Grows Global Cold Chain Network in Sweden

NewCold takes over operation of warehouse to upgrade facility with state-of-the-art automation and software

Pioneering Netherlands-based cold chain logistics company, NewCold, has added a cold store operation in Bjuv, near Helsingborg, Sweden to its growing international network.

The 76,000 pallets, 38 meter high facility currently has Findus as its cornerstone customer.  Findus is owned by Nomad Foods (NYSE: NOMD), one of Europe’s leading frozen food companies.  The company’s brand portfolio also includes Birds Eye, Iglo, Aunt Bessie’s and Goodfella’s.

NewCold acquired the operating business at the facility from the Kloosterboer group, including all employee arrangements and third-party contracts, and entered a long-term lease on the property from the owner of the cold store, Centur AB.

Stephane Pluenet, Executive Director Automation Kloosterboer, said that the company decided to focus on the development and management of its own assets in Western Europe. The Nordics are not a key development market in the overall company strategy which led to the logical step to sell Kloosterboer Sweden to NewCold.

Erik Selin, CEO and Founder of Balder, which together with PEAB owns the site through the joint venture Centur AB, said: “We have been pleased to facilitate this upgrade of the cold store. It is always our objective to provide facilities that maximize the benefit of our tenants, and our role in chairing this project and opening up for an operator with state-of-the-art logistical handling systems.”

Bram Hage, Founder Executive Officer NewCold

Bram Hage, Founder Executive Officer NewCold

Bram Hage, Founder and CEO of NewCold said: “We work with Nomad Foods in the United Kingdom and Germany, so this arrangement sees us expanding our relationship with Nomad Foods into Sweden, as well as other valued customers.”

“The facility in Bjuv is our first in this region. Our goal is to modernise the multi-customer facility, grow the customer base, fill the cold store to its capacity and provide the highest quality service levels and efficiencies,” he said.

NewCold’s global growth pipeline includes the delivery of at least six new capital projects, as it continues to develop multiple large-scale automated facilities across Europe, Australia and North America. This momentum confirms a very positive future for its customers and an innovation boost for the industry.

 

 

 

 

Bjuv, Helsingborg, on the map

NewCold Welcomes Pacaro Italy to the NewCold Group

NewCold continues to transform the cold store industry with significant strategic investment

NewCold has signed an agreement to acquire Pacaro Srl and Pacaro Logistica Srl. This is the first strategic acquisition for our company in Italy. The Pacaro facilities in the center of Italy, near Rome, complement NewCold’s facilities to be built near Milan in the north to strengthen its Italian footprint.

Bram Hage, Founder and Chief Executive Officer of NewCold said: “Pacaro has an impressive reputation and offered a very attractive investment opportunity. The acquisition is consistent with our growth strategy in the region. Together, both companies bring deep experience and capability to the industry. This opportunity will enhance our ability to serve current and new customers while strengthening our global network.”

Roberto Alessio, Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Pacaro said: “I am delighted that our company joins the NewCold family to share its global advanced logistic network with our Italian customers. Since 1984 Pacaro has been the Italian leader of temperature-controlled logistics with highly innovative storage systems. We have a very proud history and today we are pleased to entrust our legacy to NewCold, knowing that this acquisition will provide enhanced opportunities for our customers and employees.”

Following closing of this transaction, the combined NewCold network will feature over 815,000 pallet places of temperature-controlled capacity across nine facilities in six countries, with a global footprint that spans North America, Europe and Australia.

About Pacaro

Pacaro is a professionally managed, multi-generational family owned company established in 1984. The company is very experienced in the management of cold chain processes with a legacy of reliability and long-standing, excellent relationships with customers.

The modern Pacaro cold store east of Rome is located on an area of ​​200,000 m2. The new development site, located south east of Rome, is located in the heart of the central Italian logistics hub, with more than 25,000 pallet places of frozen and fresh stock capacity. www.pacaro.it