NewCold recrute à Montauban de Bretagne

NewCold starts recruting for its new warehouse in Montauban de Bretagne near Rennes. We are looking for talented, new colleagues.

We have the following job openings:

  • Forklift drivers / Handlers
  • Planning Agent / Planners
  • Team leader
  • Maintenance Technicians

All information can be found via the recruitment page.

Have a look and join the NewCold family!

 

NewCold Continues to Transform the Cold Store Industry with New Facility and Expands Partnership with Conagra Brands

State-of-the-art facility brings significant investment to Lebanon, Indianapolis

 

Chicago, Illinois—Friday, November 13, 2020—Pioneering Netherlands-based cold chain logistics company, NewCold, is pleased to announce that it is investing in a new, state-of-the art facility and expanding its existing customer partnership with Conagra Brands, one of North America’s leading branded food companies.

NewCold   will build and operate an advanced, large-scale automated cold store facility which will be the biggest in Indiana and one of the largest in the United States. It is approximately half the size of the mammoth Lucas Oil stadium, home of the Indianapolis Colts. At 141 feet high (43 meters), the facility holds over 100,000 pallet positions.

Lebanon, Ind., facility will be NewCold’s third facility in the U.S., including an existing presence in Tacoma, Wash., and Burley, Idaho. Scheduled to be operational in 2022, the US$150 million facility is expected to create 150-200 new jobs.

Bram Hage, Founder and CEO of NewCold said: “It is very pleasing to see our continued growth in North America as we seek to build a long-term strategic relationship with Conagra, built on mutual trust. 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.”

Craig Weiss, Sr. Vice President of Supply Chain and Chief Transformation Officer for Conagra Brands said: “At Conagra Brands, we’re modernizing our distribution network infrastructure as part of our overall supply chain strategy. We’re partnering with NewCold to develop a new, state-of-the-art distribution center that will support our growing frozen business so we can better meet the needs of our customers and consumers.”

Jonas Swarttouw, VP, Customer & Business Development for NewCold in North America, said: “Collaborating with respected partners like Conagra drives our success, as we share an ambition to transform the industry and reimagine the global food supply chain.  As we continue to expand our North American presence, we support local communities in efforts to foster economic growth and create high-quality employment opportunities. The NewCold team at our Chicago Regional HQ will be leading the development, implementation and start-up of the operation, in close cooperation with our partners and stakeholders.”

The Indianapolis 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 ‘dark’ high-bay warehouse. To serve the high volume of case picking, an advanced automated case picking solution for detailed order fulfilment activities is part of the investment. The equipment and operators will be directed by NewCold’s proprietary advanced software systems, while products are kept in optimal conditions with all cold store areas cooled down to sub-zero temperatures. 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.

NewCold expects to begin site mobilization and construction activities in the coming weeks.

 

Update of the New Rennes Facility

Please find below an update of the construction of our coldstorage near Rennes, France.

Despite the constraints imposed by Covid 19 measures, the construction is in progress. The cold storage at this location consists of 3 building parts because of the French legislation for fire safety.

We look forward to the finalization of this project and to be able to service our valued customers at this site.

This site near Rennes will be the second coldstorage on French soil for NewCold. Our other site is situated in Argentan. Like to know more? You can find more details here: NewCold Argentan.

NewCold ‘on course’ with new cold storage facility

Preparations for NewCold’s second UK deep freeze storage facility are fully on course, says the company. Following the build commencement next month, the operation is expected to go live just one year later.

Based in Corby, the facility sits on a 23-acre plot which, says Country Director Jon Miles, is a prime location in the logistics ‘golden triangle’, with proximity to frozen distribution centres of large retail and food service customers and perfectly located to help customers reduce food miles and cut costs.

Jon Miles

Jon Miles, Country Manager UK

“Everything is going to plan for the new site” he explains, “and given the high demands being placed on our Wakefield facility, even with its colossal 4 million-pallet annual turnover, our target date for opening in the fourth quarter of 2021, hardly seems soon enough!”

Even though the Wakefield hub has a giant storage capacity of 143,000 pallets and is only just over 5 years old, NewCold were already making plans early in 2019 to establish  an additional site further south in the UK.

“We needed  to enhance our national service, particularly  for customers wishing to benefit from a closer facility than the Wakefield site. To this end,  Corby  is ideally situated to support UK frozen food manufacturers and importers looking to enhance their supply chain value.”

Jon further explains that in keeping with NewCold’s focus on sustainability and as demonstrated at their uniquely designed   Wakefield site, the new facility will use around 50% less energy than a conventional cold storage operation.

“This, coupled with our ability to reduce food miles by using high-volume trailers,” adds Jon, “will greatly reduce CO2 emissions and energy use.”

With headquarters in the Netherlands, NewCold is regarded as a leader in developing and operating highly automated cold stores and energy efficient handling systems. At present, the company has around 750 employees worldwide and operates eight locations on three continents.

NewCold Establishes US Headquarters in Chicago

NewCold is excited to announce that we are establishing the US Headquarters in downtown Chicago.

The team working out of the US Headquarters will be focused on supporting the growth of NewCold in North America.

We are proud of this huge milestone, and we will continue to provide leading food companies with the most compelling logistic cold chain experience possible.

We thank the SunTimes and World Business Chicago for their warm, welcoming words in the SunTimes, WSJ and Tribune!

Interview Bram Hage on Zealand TV

Our CEO Bram Hage has been interviewed by Bert van Leerdam for Zealand TV in the program BERT! en Zeeland. As Bram is a real Zealander from birth he was happy to join this informative TV program. He talks about the company culture of NewCold and the importance of having values to thrive the same culture in a global company. Next to this he talks about his coaching activities of his daughter’s hockey team which he enjoys.

The interview starts at  28:40 minutes. Enjoy!

Bram Hage at Zealand TV

https://www.jenz-tv.nl/bert-en-zeeland-4

Abhy Maharaj at the Global Cold Chain Summit 2020 Conference | Shanghai

On August 6th, the 12th edition of the Global Cold Chain Summit (GCCS) 2020 conference took place in Shanghai, China. GCCS aims to bring together executives and professionals from across the value chain to share insights, showcase cutting-edge technology and network.

NewCold CCO & COO, Abhy Maharaj, was invited to give a virtual presentation about NewCold’s customer partnership and focus on innovation in the cold chain. The event was attended by over 1,000 influential cold chain participants in China.

We invite you to watch the video in which Abhy Maharaj explains NewCold’s drive and vision.

The summit has been well visited and the GCCS looks back on a very successful event. NewCold is glad to have had the opportunity to present itself to this interesting audience. The full programme of the event can be found here:

GCCS plenary sessions

 

NewCold grows again as demand for cold storage outstrips supply

In response to continued demand from the food manufacturing sector the automated cold storage specialist, NewCold, is starting the construction of a new deepfreeze facility in Corby UK this October and expects to see the first pallets arriving only one year later.

Based on the energy-saving  sustainable formula which underpins the success of the group’s existing sites worldwide, the Corby facility sits on a 23-acre plot which, says Country Director Jon Miles, is a prime location in the logistics ‘golden triangle’, with proximity to frozen distribution centres of large retail and food service customers and will enable NewCold to help their customers reduce food miles and cut costs.

“Since opening our first UK site in Wakefield 5 years ago, we have seen an increase in demand for our warehouse and transport services of over 150%” he explains, “and although the Wakefield plant is the largest of its kind in the country, handling 4,000,000 pallets annually and storing 143,000 at any given time, demand has outstripped supply.”

Therefore, the decision came easily for the company to establish another facility further south in the UK, which would enhance NewCold’s offer to customers for whom Wakefield may not have added value, geographically. Now, says Jon, the Corby site is ideally located to support UK frozen food manufacturers and importers looking to create supply chain value.

“Furthermore,” he says “with a focus on sustainability at both the Wakefield and Corby sites, our unique cold store design – which uses around 50% less energy than conventional stores – coupled with our ability to reduce food miles by using high-volume trailers, will greatly reduce CO2 emissions and energy use.”

The Corby operation will enable NewCold to offer their services to customers for whom Wakefield may not have been geographically well-situated or who had run out of space.

NewCold are already speaking to high volume potential customers, to add to an impressive list of Wakefield customers, including McCain, Aunt Bessie, Birds Eye, Froneri, Finsbury, and Grupo Bimbo –  all of whom  benefit from NewCold’s sustainable transport, storage and WMS solutions, including automatic handling equipment to reduce loading times, while retaining product integrity.

“The decision to build a second facility” adds Jon Miles, “has been driven by an increasing wide-scale demand for storage and handling, while the number of deep-frozen storage facilities has reduced. This has seen cold stores at capacity during certain times over the last 2 years and the trend appears to be continuing, so we feel this is the right time to invest.”

With headquarters in the Netherlands, NewCold is regarded as a leader in developing and operating highly automated cold stores and energy efficient handling systems. At present, the company has around 800 employees worldwide and operates eight locations on three continents.

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Update of Construction Coldstorage near Rennes, France

Please find below an update of the construction of our coldstorage near Rennes, France. Because of the COVID-19 crisis we had some delay in the construction of our new site which is situated in Montauban-de-Bretagne, near Rennes. However, all our suppliers have been very cooperative and had a problem solving attitude. That’s why the construction is back on track again and we are very delighted to show you some pictures of the progress. In great collaboration with our general contractor B-Built and its subcontractors we do our utmost to finalize the project within all goals set.

This site in Montauban will be second coldstorage on French soil for NewCold. Our other site is situated in Argentan. Like to know more? You can find more details here: NewCold Argentan.

NewCold Special in Business Focus Magazine

Recently Abhy Maharaj, Global CCO and COO, has been interviewed by Business Focus Magazine. They made a special issue of our company which gives a good impression of our business focus!

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NewCold in Business Focus June 2020