NewCold Named to Food Logistics’ 2019 Top 3PL & Cold Storage Providers List

Breda, 19 August 2019 — Food Logistics, the only publication exclusively dedicated to covering the movement of product through the global food supply chain, has named NewCold to its 2019 Top 3PL & Cold Storage Providers list.

The Top 3PL & Cold Storage Providers list serves as a resource guide of third-party logistics and cold storage providers whose products and services are critical for companies in the global food and beverage supply chain.

“The complexities of the global food supply chain are forging a more collaborative relationship between leading 3PLs, cold storage providers and their customers. Improved customer care, tighter integration between systems, and more value-added services are among the results,” remarks Lara L. Sowinski, editorial director, Food Logistics and Supply & Demand Chain Executive. “Companies that earned a spot on Food Logistics’ 2019 Top 3PL & Cold Storage Providers list exemplify how collaboration combined with the latest technologies can create a winning formula for profitability and supporting food/beverage customers’ goals.”

This year’s Top 3PL & Cold Storage Providers list will appear in the August 2019 issue of Food Logistics, as well as online at You can find the list in pfd here: Top 3PL & Cold Storage Providers.

NewCold brings Innovative Solution to the Cold Chain

NewCold, the deep-frozen storage and logistics specialists, have recently introduced a fully-automated handling solution which, says the company, sets new standards in maintaining temperature integrity and efficiency in the cold chain.

Designed in close partnership with Gray and Adams and produced at the trailer builder’s Doncaster manufacturing facility, the aptly-named ‘Pod’ draws on the latest automated loading technology and according to NewCold is a first for the UK.

The Pod’s key function is to bridge the gap between the deep-frozen production or storage environment and NewCold’s auto-loading 44-pallet double-deck trailers – also designed and manufactured by Gray and Adams.

For example, as soon as the product leaves the production line at minus 22 degrees, it is automatically loaded through a sliding door at the back of the 60-pallet-capacity Pod, which itself is pre-cooled to the same temperature. From here, following a brief temperature-stabilising period the pallets are automatically transferred into the double-deck trailer, docked to the front of the Pod.

Initial loading into the Pod is completed in around 5 minutes, with the whole cycle taking less than 30 minutes. Meanwhile, 3 x Carrier TRS refrigeration systems hold the temperature at a constant minus 25 degrees and being electric, keep harmful emissions to a minimum.

Effectively, every deep-frozen package or pallet remains at a constant set temperature of minus 22- minus 25 degrees, and at no time during its journey from the production line to completed loading in the trailer is any pallet exposed to the ambient environment or touched by an operative. This not only ensures absolute temperature integrity but virtually eliminates product damage.

Newcold’s Logistics Advisor Tom Cassells sees a key role for the Pod going forward:

“Automated handling and loading are bringing a host of benefits to the deep-frozen supply chain and this new advancement represents a big step forward for NewCold and their customers – in terms of energy saving, faster turn-round and overall product quality.”

The Pod recently won an Innovation Award for Gray and Adams at the annual TCS&D dinner, which was attended by operators and suppliers to the temperature-controlled storage and distribution industry.

NewCold Advanced Cold Logistics added a final phase to their Wakefield plant in the spring of 2018. Now considered to be the UK’s largest facility of its kind and with around £100m so far committed, the facility handles 3,000,000 pallets annually.  Plus, with a total volume of over 4 million cubic metres, it has the capacity to store 143,000 pallets – at a constant, minus 23 degrees. So successful has business been for the company that they are actively seeking a second UK site.

Read this article on NewCold Rheine at AZ Online

Read this article on NewCold Rheine at AZ Online (in German). They wonder if it would be nice to work in a coldstore when it’s hot outside… Go to the article here.



Select USA 2019

It was a pleasure joining team Idaho at Select USA 2019, and discussing opportunities of investing in rural USA with visitors and the media. Jonas Swarttouw, Business Development Manager USA, represented NewCold at the event, participating in various panels and contributing to many discussions.

Feel free to reach out in case you see opportunities for NewCold to develop its business in your region.

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.

Watch the video of the Southern Idaho Economic Development with Derek Bedke and Jonas Swarttouw

Together with Southern Idaho Economic Development  we made this video in which Jonas Swarttouw, Business Development Manager NewCold US (on the right) and Derek Bedke, Site Manager NewCold Burley (on the left), inform us on the start of the NewCold facility in Burley, Idaho. Our leading customer for this operation is McCain Foods, the world’s largest manufacturer of frozen potato products, which has its facility next door in Burley. NewCold is working with McCain globally and services its customers where they need us.

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Jonas Swarttouw on Transport Topics Radio

Listen to the interview with Jonas Swarttouw, Business Development Manager USA, on Transport Topics Radio, aired June 15, 2019. Learn more about NewCold and our way of working in 10 minutes.

Read the article in the Idaho Business Review

We invite you to read the article ‘Company gives Burley the deep freeze with cold storage hub’ in the Idaho Business Review of 14 June last.  You can find the article here: Company gives Burley the deep freeze with cold storage hub – Idaho Business Review.

Jon Miles speaker at the TCS&D Show | 25 + 26 June 2019

On the 25th and 26th of June next Jon Miles, Country Manager NewCold UK, will be a speaker at the Temperature Controlled Storage & Distribution Exhibition in the East of England Arena in Peterborough. More information on his seminar will follow soon.

The Temperature Controlled Storage & Distribution Exhibition is an established event for the frozen and chilled foods and pharmaceutical sectors. The 5th edition of the TCS&D Show will continue to promote innovation and technology in the perishable product supply chain and will once again provide opportunity for your business to engage, and sell to, a focused audience.

Would you like to attend? You can register here:

NewCold fills UK’s biggest deepfreeze | Hunt is on for second UK facility

NewCold Wakefield Coldstore

In the Spring of 2018, NewCold unveiled its newly-completed deep frozen storage and distribution centre which, says the company, is the largest of its kind in the UK and is now, often near to capacity.

At last year’s opening ceremony 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 sees 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 handle’s 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.”

Bram Hage, Founder & EVP

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.”

“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.

“With the success of the Wakefield facility and the increasing demand for a quality temperature-controlled logistics offering, NewCold are actively looking for a site for their second UK facility.”

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.