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.

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NewCold Rheine Automates Labelling Process

NewCold likes automation; not just for the sake of it. With automation processes we can guarantee a higher level of food safety; that’s our main goal.

In our coldstorage in Rheine we just implemented two Automatic Label Applicators (ALA) with great success. The challenge was to find a suitable printer which can operate in a frozen environment, has a small footprint and is low in maintenance. We also wanted to be able to exchange the labels quickly so we can minimize downtime. We found the suitable one at Industrial Labelling Systems Ltd.

automatic label applicator automatic label applicator

 

The shipment labels are sticked to all pallets on a load with multiple final destinations; they are added to the pallets just before arrival in the buffer lanes via the Material FLow Control System, with data from the Warehouse Management System. Previously, this was done by our staff manually. You can imagine that we get a lot of profit in time, safety and efficiency here.

 

 

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

Shift Innovation promotes an innovative culture

One of NewCold’s core values is Innovation. That’s why we organize Innovation Sessions to feed our team with insights.

Recently  we had the pleasure to welcome Shift Innovation in our offices. Shift Innovation is a student company of students of Natural Sciences and Innovation Management of  University Utrecht. Thomas van de Voort and Joep Matser informed our team how to nurture innovation processes. They presented us some business cases of companies which did and did not succeed in supporting an innovative culture.  We thank them for the inspiring session with lots of food for thought.

From left to right: Thomas van de Voort and Joep Matser

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.

Click on the image!

Click on the image!

 

Modern Materials Handling January 2020 featuring NewCold Burley

NewCold and B-Built Break Ground for State-of-the-Art Automated Coldstore in Bretagne

NewCold and B-Built have broken ground for building NewCold’s Automated Coldstore, located in Montauban-de-Bretagne, near Rennes.

The coldstore 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. The equipment and operators will be directed by advanced software systems, while products are kept in optimal conditions with all coldstore areas cooled down to temperatures as low as – 23°C.

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. It offers a high and consistent logistic service level, and above all, offer a more sustainable and better food safety alternative to more conventional coldstore solutions.

The futuristic multi-customer coldstore enables food producers, including Froneri as anchor customer, to optimize their cold chain management, with increased agility and responsiveness to better serve the needs of their domestic and international end customers, 24/7.

An Artist Impression of the new NewCold coldstorage in Montauban-de-Bretagne, France

Bram Hage, Founding Executive Officer, of NewCold says, “With this ground-breaking, NewCold brings to Montauban-de-Bretagne, Rennes, the Brittany region, and France, 20 years of leadership in automated cold storage development and operations. Although our roots are in the Netherlands, our heart is with global food producers whereever NewCold can bring value. We could not be more pleased than to stand as partners beside B-Built and our sponsoring customer, Froneri.

NewCold highly values trusted partnerships and the partnerships created to realize this efficient, giant freezer are very special. Our sincere thanks to the City of Montauban-de-Bretagne for their critical support and guidance. They are easy to work with and clearly focused on economic growth through leading technologies and we are thrilled to be investing here.”

The logistics processes in the warehouse will be controlled by the cloud-based and SaaS warehouse management system CORAX from Davanti Warehousing. NewCold has chosen CORAX wms because of its scalability, logistical intelligence, friendly user interface and simple EDI options. CORAX grows with the operation of the customer, new users are easily trained and is based on the latest Microsoft technologies.

The state of the art freezer is a joint design effort and construction by NewCold and B-Built. The facility will be one of the largest in France with a storage capacity of over 700.000 m3 comparable to the volume of one million household refrigerators.

“B-Built is excited to partner with NewCold on this facility, their second in France,” says Martijn Baartmans, CEO of B-Built. “The unique method used to build this facility, and the technologies incorporated within the facility are the way of the future, and we’re pleased to team with them and their storage partners to make it a reality. Leading edge technologies used in addition to the automated pallet retrieval systems, are the monorail system, the low-oxygen environment eliminating the risk of fire from the inside entirely, and the total building design needing only half the energy consumed by conventional cold stores to keep the products optimally frozen.”

The permitting team at the City of Montauban-de-Bretagne, worked conscientiously to review permits and get the construction off to a smooth start. “From the very first meeting, this project was off to a great start with successful teamwork between company representatives, designers, project managers and our permitting folks.”

From left to right: Ivo van Woerkom (NewCold), Jean Marie Verdier (NewCold), Piet Meijs (NewCold), Serge Jalu (Maire de Montauban-de-Bretagne), Erwan Coadou (Froneri), Bernard Piedvach (Président de la Communauté de Communes), Patrick Duquennoy (NewCold), Hans Vergouwen (NewCold)

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.

 

NewCold Headquarters is looking for a Project Engineer

About the vacancy

To support our further worldwide growth, we are looking to recruit several Project Engineers to join our team. You will be positioned to form a reliable colleague for our internationally operating Technical Services Team. As Project Engineer you are responsible for the design and construction of the building and its installations, from the Business Development phase until final take over by our Operations Department. Based in the company’s headquarters in Breda, you will be part of a multifunctional team and exposed to many parts of our global business.

What will you do?

  • Lead the design of the building and its technical installations
  • Prepare the tender packages for the general contractor and other subcontractors
  • Monitor the engineering process based on quality and Total Cost of Ownership
  • Support the Project Manager with the permitting process
  • Provide feedback via lessons learned on our Standard Design

Who are we looking for?

  • Bachelor Degree in Civil Engineering, Mechanical Engineering or Electrical Engineering
  • At least 4 years of relevant experience
  • Evidence of a strong background in Project Engineering
  • Willing to travel on a fairly regular basis
  • Comfortable working in a dynamic work environment
  • Highly proficient in English
  • Additional language skills (German and/or French) are beneficial
  • Experience with AutoCAD

Why would you want to work for NewCold?

With the prospect of many new construction projects all over the world in the very near future, NewCold offers the opportunity to join a young but powerful company in the field of logistic services. We have the ambition and the potential to rapidly become the market leader in the field of modern and automated cold storage with additional supply chain services such as transport and distribution. Although our proposition comprises an attractive benefits and compensation package, the (international) scope and impact of the position may appeal to you even more.

Are you up for the job?

If you are interested in this vacancy and would like to apply, please make sure that you leave your CV in English. Suitable candidates will be invited for a first interview with our Head of Engineering, a second interview will follow with a wider group of NewCold team members. Click here for the application page.

Can we welcome you on board as our new Project Engineer and help continue our successful growth?

NewCold Rheine is looking for new colleagues

At NewCold Rheine, Germany, we are looking for new colleagues. Our vacancies at this location are the following:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

You can find all our vacancies at NewCold Rheine here:

Mechatronics / Electrician (m / w / d)

Shift conductor (m / w / d) – KLM assembly

Warehouse staff / forklift driver (m / w / d) on 450 € basis

Forklift driver (m / w / d)

Education for 2020:

Specialist in Warehouse Logistics (m / w / d)