NewCold present at the IPPE (International Production & Processing Expo)

Last week our colleagues Jonas Swarttouw, US Business Development Manager, and Damien Livingston, US Network Development Manager, were present on the IPPE.

The 2019 IPPE brought together more than 1,200 exhibitors and 30,000 visitors in Atlanta, Ga.  The trade show focuses on Innovation – bringing together buyers and sellers of the latest technology of products and services to make your business successful, Education – learning from the experts in free- and fee-based world-class programs on topics that cross industry interests, Global Reach – attracting more than 8,000 International visitors from 125 countries, and Networking – meeting new and rekindling old relationships with leaders across the industries.

Our colleagues have met many stakeholders in the cold chain and were happy to catch up with them.

You can find some pictures below.

Read this article ‘A New Kind of Cool’

Read this nice article on NewCold Tacoma in the South Sound Biz. You can find the article here: https://southsoundbiz.com/a-new-kind-of-cool/

a new kind of cool

Season’s Greetings of NewCold

The NewCold Team wishes you a wonderful holiday season and a healthy & prosperous new year.

Read the article in Cold Facts Magazine December 2018

We are pleased to inform you that NewCold is featuring in the Cold Facts Magazine of December 2018. Ms. Sheryl S. Jackson has interviewed Jonas Swarttouw, NewCold’s country manager in the US. We invite you to read the interesting article on pages 20, 23, 24 and 25.

You can download the article here: Cold Facts Magazine.

Interesting article in Foreign Policy Magazine

Henne Schuwer, the Dutch ambassador to the United States, and Emily Haber, the German ambassador to the United States, are being interviewed in this issue. Haber and Schuwer emphasized in almost every discussion the things Europe and the United States had to gain from trans-Atlantic cooperation.

“What binds us here in Idaho is potatoes,” Schuwer said in his interview with the university television program. “We have a big potato industry, you have a big potato industry, but you know what, let’s see what we can do together.” (A Netherlands-based company, NewCold, just invested $90 million in a new cold storage warehouse in southern Idaho for agricultural products.)

You can find the article here: Foreign Policy Magazine

Great video of Opening Extended NewCold Cold Storage in Wakefield, UK

Watch the great video we made of the opening on the 12th of September 2018 of the second phase of NewCold’s cold storage in Wakefield, UK.

Opening Wakefield Phase 2

From left to right: Mark Slaughter, Director General for Investment at the Department for International Trade, Bram Hage, Founder/CEO NewCold, Jon Miles, Country Manager UK NewCold and Denise Jeffrey, Deputy Leader, Wakefield Council.

NewCold has unveiled its newly-completed deep frozen storage and distribution centre which, says the company, is now the largest of its kind in the UK.

At the grand opening 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 see’s 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 will handle 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.”

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.” Also addressing those present, Mark Slaughter, Director General for Investment at the Department for International Trade, highlighted the importance of ongoing commercial partnerships between the UK, the Netherlands and the numerous other countries in which NewCold has established similar cold storage and logistics operations.

“I am delighted that the Department for International Trade, working in partnership with Wakefield Council, has been able to support NewCold to deliver a truly world class facility bringing over 200 highly valued jobs to the area. I know that the completion of this site is just the start for NewCold and our international economic department stands ready to help the company further expand their UK presence.” To complete the official opening ceremony, Denise Jeffrey, Deputy Leader of Wakefield Council and a long-term supporter of NewCold’s Wakefield venture, cut a ribbon suspended between two NewCold double-deck temperature-controlled trailers.

While overhead, NewCold Logistics advisor Tom Cassells treated the crowd to an aerobatic display and ‘fly-by’ in his single-seater, Cap 23 aerobatic plane.

“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.

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.

Proud of our Singelloop runners for charity Make-A-Wish

On the 7th of October 2018, our brave runners did the Singel Run in Breda. We had 2 colleagues s who did the half marathon and 7 colleagues ran 10 kilometers. With this team we were able to raise 2.210 euros for the charity fund Make-A-Wish. Great effort, NewCold-runners: Adnan Bektic, Charles van Vliet, Coen Lukaart, Justus Koster, Roger Vrencken, Ivo van Woerkom and former colleague Rob Vercammen, and Davanti-team!

Meet our Finance Intern Ties Giele

What are you majoring in and why? 
I am majoring in Business Economics at Avans University of Applied Sciences in Breda. I will start my senior year in September, 2018. Prior to studying Business Economics, I completed the freshman year of Mechanical Engineering, in which I also did an internship. I realized that I was more interested in finance than engineering. Therefore, I started looking for a major that suited me better, which turned out to be Business Economics.

Where did you intern at and for how long?
I did a finance internship at NewCold headquarters in Breda during my junior year of Business Economics. The internship lasted for 6 months and ran from September 2017 to January 2018.

What did you learn throughout your internship? 
I learned a lot during my internship at NewCold. I improved upon my Excel skills and learned how to work with an ERP system. I also got acquainted with business processes and visited a NewCold site in Wakefield, UK.

Furthermore, I assisted several colleagues within the finance department, which enabled me to experience different aspects of finance within NewCold. This is one of the reasons why my internship turned out great!

How did you experience working for NewCold?  
I was the first to intern at NewCold in Breda, so I needed to find some direction in the beginning. However, after a few weeks everyone at NewCold got to know me better and I received more complex assignments, which made this internship very challenging.

Overall, working for NewCold was a wonderful experience. I got to know a lot of people within the company and improved upon many skills. I am currently about to start my senior year of Business Economics, and I am excited to work in the finance department of NewCold headquarters for at least another six months!

NewCold runs for Make A Wish Charity

NewCold runs for Make A Wish

On Sunday October 7, 2018, the famous Breda running event will take place for the 33rd time. During this edition NewCold, together with Davanti, will raise funds for the charity organization Make-A-Wish. We will try to motivate as many employees as possible to get as many funds as possible for Make-A-Wish. We also invite our customers and partners to contribute to this sportive event for a good cause. You can choose 5, 10 km and the half marathon.

Make A Wish Foundation

Of the 1,200 children who get seriously ill, sometimes life-threatening, Make-A-Wish is already achieving 550 wishes per year. With you, as a valuable partner to our team, Make-A-Wish can achieve even more. We do not run for ourselves, but for all those children who can use the distraction of their illness. Will you help us?

Your logo on our tshirts

Place your logo on the tshirts of our runners. Only for € 300, countless visitors and other runners will see your logo. In the run-up to the event, we also ask a lot of attention for the run on our website and our social media and your name and website will be regularly mentioned. Do not hesitate, and claim a place for your logo via Trix van Veen, trix.van.veen@davantigroup.com.

Join our team

Dear customers and partners, do you accept the challenge and would you like to contribute to fulfilling a dearest wish? Then we are looking for you! We offer you a unique running experience in the heart of Breda; from a registered entry to the unique Make-A-Wish Singelloop 2018 T-shirt. Sign up, click quickly on the “I want to participate” button and create your personal action page. The registration page can be found here: Log in. If you need any help, contact Trix van Veen.