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)

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)

 

How does NewCold engage with its customers?

NewCold is convinced that the long-term success of all businesses lies with the relationships that is developed with its customers. By operating with an agile approach, it allows NewCold to be lean and easily adapt its processes. We think that engagement with our customers is key. We need to be constantly aware of the latest industry trends and the needs of our customers. For example, an increasing number of people are eating out of their homes, or using innovations like UberEats or DoorDash, so you need to consider the impact that this is having on our customer’s businesses. Want to know more? Watch the video!

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CCO and COO Abhy Maharaj on the NewCold Family system from BizClik Media on Vimeo.

 

NewCold Rheine sucht einen Front- und Seitenschubmastfahrer

NewCold Rheine, Germany, is looking for a Forklift Driver (Front- und Seitenschubmastfahrer). Read more here:  http://bit.ly/2Ws5bLV

 

NewCold Rheine sucht einen Lagermitarbeiter / Staplerfahrer auf 450 € basis

NewCold Rheine, Germany, is looking for a ‘Lagermitarbeiter / Staplerfahrer auf 450 € basis’. Read more here: http://bit.ly/2WoIYOY

 

NewCold Rheine sucht einen Front- und Seitenschubmastfahrer

NewCold Rheine, Germany, is looking for a Forklift Driver (Front- und Seitenschubmastfahrer). Read more here:  http://bit.ly/2Ws5bLV

 

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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