Automated systems allow us to continually support the food supply chain

In today’s world complicated by the COVID-19 virus, the need for safe food storage remains. Shifts in stock and perhaps even surpluses are occurring, for example due to the closure of restaurants and the increase in demand in supermarkets. NewCold can support your business in these new circumstances.

High level of automation guarantees continuity

Our core goal is to provide a safe food coldchain, which is possible during these difficult times because of our high level of automation. Our coldstores continue working 24/7 without any problems. Since we are not dependent on a high number of employees in the storage itself, our operation is stable. Automation in your supply chain and limiting the touches to your product add peace of mind for you and your customers.

Open for Business

We still have some capacity left in a number of cold stores and we are happy to offer these to the needs in the market. Do you need, perhaps temporarily, frozen storage? Do not hesitate to contact us. We will immediately check whether a suitable solution can be found for you.

We are happy to help all parties in the food chain to supply your customers.

Want to know more?

Would you like to know what we can do for you? Contact us via this form and we will reach out to you at short notice.

NewCold Automated Cold Storage

Update: the construction of the NewCold coldstorage near Rennes, France

After a very wet winter in Montauban de Bretagne, France, the construction activities are progressing well. All piling activities are finished and we are working on the foundation beams. The first steel deliveries for the highbay arrived on site and are stored on the highbay areas.

Next week we head towards the clouds; every time a great moment in the building process. At the moment our general contractor, B-Built, and their subcontractors are working very hard. In the very near future our other partners SSI Schaefer, TGW, Mias, Ceratec, Engie and Eiffage will start on site.

NewCold Rennes

 

 

 

 

 

NewCold Number 8 in the Top 250 Scale-Ups

We are very proud to announce that NewCold is number 8 in the Top 250 Scale-Ups, directed by a Dutch research conglomerate. Yesterday evening NLGroeit  organized – together with the Erasmus Centre for Entrepreneurship – their Annual Event with 7,000 participants during which the Top 10 has been announced.

Top 250 Scale-ups

Erasmus Centre for Entrepreneurs monitors in collaboration with Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University (RSM) growing companies in the Netherlands. Every year, they present the results of our research in the ScaleUp Dashboard, which is made of different data sources, own research and already existing data bases. This results in a ranking of the fastest growing companies in the Netherlands: The Top 250 Scale-ups.

Both startups and scale-ups are important innovators of the economy and a crucial part of the Dutch economy in terms of new business activities and job creation. Scale-ups have been suggested to be early adopters who are able to disrupt existing markets and industries by making current offerings obsolete. Read more.

Top 10

 

Number 1 is Takeaway, a fast growing food delivery company, which shows an enormous increase in delivery staff; our congratulations!

Our company showed a growth of 38%, which is 570 fulltime jobs in the period of end 2016 to end 2019. It’s an achievement which we will gladly share.

The insighst report can be found here.Insights Report Top 250

Read the article in the Modern Materials Handling January issue

We are very pleased to share with you the article regarding NewCold’s new coldstore in Burley, ID, USA. The article has been written by Bob Trebilcock, Executive Director of Modern Materials Handling, based on an interview with Jonas Swarttouw, NewCold’s Business Development Manager USA.

The article will inform you on the role of automation and innovation in NewCold’s coldstorages. Have a nice read.

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Modern Materials Handling January 2020 featuring NewCold Burley

What is the significance of Automation and Technology for our operations?

In this interview you will find out how new technology and automation  have become crucial components to the success that has driven NewCold to the forefront of the logistics sector.

Watch the video with Abhy Maharaj, Global CCO and COO of NewCold.

 

How does NewCold engage with its customers?

NewCold is convinced that the long-term success of all businesses lies with the relationships that is developed with its customers. By operating with an agile approach, it allows NewCold to be lean and easily adapt its processes. We think that engagement with our customers is key. We need to be constantly aware of the latest industry trends and the needs of our customers. For example, an increasing number of people are eating out of their homes, or using innovations like UberEats or DoorDash, so you need to consider the impact that this is having on our customer’s businesses. Want to know more? Watch the video!

CCO and COO Abhy Maharaj on the NewCold Family system from BizClik Media on Vimeo.

 

NewCold: Accelerating Automation in the Supply Chain

The industry is changing — automation has become king. The influence of technology on how businesses operate shows no signs of slowing down and its now become paramount that companies are agile or risk getting left behind. In the case of NewCold, the latest industry trends have been embraced and instilled into four key pillars: innovation, trust, agility and automation. NewCold is recognised as a leader in the development and operation of highly automated cold stores. The firm has a global network with eight locations in three continents and is still growing.

Abhy Maharaj, Global Chief Commercial Officer & Chief Operating Officer, stresses just how vital technology has become to NewCold. “At the heart of NewCold is technology and we always operate with the customer in mind. What makes us different is the way in which we leverage technology to deliver solutions for our customers,” he explains. “Take Big Data for instance, when NewCold thinks about automation or about its customers and services — that starts with data. We understand the data, its value and how to build the logistical business around it. All of our sites are 80-90% automated and you won’t find anything else close to that all over the world.”

The long-term success of all businesses lies with the relationships that is developed with its customers. By operating with an agile approach, it allows NewCold to be lean and easily adapt its processes. “Engagement with our customers is key,” explains Maharaj. “We need to be constantly aware of the latest industry trends and the needs of our customers. For example, an increasing number of people are eating out of their homes, or using innovations like UberEats or DoorDash, so you need to consider the impact that this is having on our customer’s businesses.”

You can read more about NewCold’s journey in the magazine and on the website!

 

 

 

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.

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.