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 Rheine sponsors Emszauber

Recently NewCold in Rheine, Germany, had a lot of local people inhouse. The organization of a new event, called ‘Emszauber’, held its press conference in the cold environment of our warehouse. ‘Emszauber’ is new Christmas event for the local community of Rheine. In our warehouse they were able to create a little bit the winter look & feel for the kick-off of this new initiative.

NewCold will organize a crafts workshop for children in the next months and contributes in this way to the well being of the youth in Rheine. Want to know more? Visit their website here. Want to all the pictures of the event? Click here.

 

 

NewCold Rheine runs the AOK Firmenlauf

On Friday 6 September 2019 a team of NewCold Rheine participated in the 14th so called AOK Firmenlauf. It ‘s an annual event, organized by the city of Rheine, to promote an active life, for which all companies in Rheine and surroundings are invited to participate.

Luckily we have many sporty colleagues in Rheine so an enthusiastic team was gathered quickly. Great work, colleagues!

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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.

 

 

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.

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.

Abhy Maharaj joins NewCold as Global Chief Commercial Officer & Chief Operating Officer as it eyes growth in Australia, New Zealand and Asia

NewCold announced today that Abhy Maharaj will join the company as its Global Chief Commercial Officer & Chief Operating Officer, effective 1 July 2019.

NewCold is a global leader in developing and operating highly automated cold storage, warehousing and distribution. Headquartered in The Netherlands, the company has eight locations in three continents; offers over 800,000 pallet positions and has a team of around 750 employees.

NewCold develops and operates highly automated cold storage warehouses to customers’ exact specifications and offers world-class energy efficiency systems. Customers include the world’s largest food companies. NewCold opened in 2018 two large facilities in Melbourne, Australia, each operating 100,000 pallets.

In this new role, Abhy Maharaj will work closely with Bram Hage, Founder and Executive Officer, and the Global Management Team of NewCold on the company’s overall strategy and execution and will oversee NewCold’s business planning, marketing, business development and operating efficiency.  Mr Maharaj will be based in Melbourne, close to business expansion opportunities in Australia, New Zealand, South East Asia and China.

Mr Hage said, “I am pleased to have someone with Abhy’s experience on our leadership team as we accelerate our growth into a fully-fledged multi-national with highly automated supply chain solutions across all key cold-chain growth markets. Abhy will strengthen our commercial disciplines, customer relationships and strategic execution.”

“His working experience in Australia, New Zealand and Asia will be invaluable as we expand in these markets,” he said.

Mr Maharaj has more than 20 years’ experience in global corporate management, strategic and commercial development, and creating and implementing high-growth strategies for disruptive technologies and solutions. He previously held senior positions with Air New Zealand and Fonterra Dairy Co-operative.

Mr Maharaj said that disruptive technology and advanced cold storage solutions would continue to revolutionize the global food supply chain.

“The global challenge is to move food from where it is produced to where it is consumed as efficiently, safely and securely as possible. In a world constrained by space, time and resources, new technologies and innovative approaches are needed.

According to Abhy, NewCold’s large-scale multi-temperature warehouse and supply chain operations, custom built to customer specifications, using its own proprietary cloud-based warehouse management system, are creating new possibilities for food manufacturers and improved offerings to consumers.

Article on MagicValley.com: The new Burley warehouse is too cold for humans

Read this nice article on MagicValley.com. Click here to read the article. 

When you’re outside the USA, you don’t have access because of the GDPR legislation; you can read the article in PDF here: Article NewCold Burley

Valerie Kaminski joins NewCold as Managing Director North America

Valerie Kaminski joins NewCold as Managing Director North America

Valerie Kaminski has joined NewCold, a market-leader in automated frozen storage warehousing and logistics, in the role of Managing Director, North America. NewCold provides storage of frozen food in a safe and sustainable environment with state-of-the-art high bay mechanized facilities that use over 50% less energy compared to conventional warehouses. NewCold is expanding quickly in the US and has grown its network with nearly 200,000 additional pallet positions in two new facilities, one in Tacoma, WA, and the other opening this Spring in Burley, ID where it serves leading food manufacturers, including McCain and Trident Seafoods.

Valerie Kaminski

Valerie will be responsible for NewCold’s expansion in the region. She has a long track record in supply chain management and operational efficiency, including positions with Starbucks and HP. Valerie has an industrial engineering background with an undergraduate degree from Penn State and a Masters from the University of Michigan. She notes, “I am proud to serve this industry with an integrated warehouse solution that offers a compelling cost model that reduces energy, labor, and space through a team of dedicated professionals committed to meeting and exceeding customer service expectations.”

NewCold offers large-scale multi-temperature warehouse and supply chain operations for food producers and retail companies. NewCold plans, designs, and builds these warehouses to customer specifications using proprietary technologies including its own cloud-based warehouse management system CORAX.