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.

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.

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: https://www.tcsdshow.com/

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.

NewCold launches its new website!

Today we launch our new website and we’re proud of it. We hope you will enjoy it and find all the information you need.

Do you have any questions? Do not hesitate to contact us.

Read Wagner’s article about NewCold Tacoma

Wagner Group, the German company which supplied the Oxigen Reduction system at NewCold Tacoma, published a nice article in their corporate magazine about the installation and advantages of their oxigen reduction system.

WAGNER’s VdS-approved OxyReduct® fire prevention system makes sure that fires cannot develop in the first place. By feeding a controlled supply of nitrogen into the protected area, it keeps oxygen concentration levels consistently below the ignition threshold of the combustible materials inside.

May we invite you to read the article?

Watch NewCold Burley being built in 1.30 minutes

In this movie you will see the construction of our high bay coldstore in Burley, Idaho, USA, in 1.30 minutes.

This part of the project has been realized by FISHER, the Design and Build Contractor, SCHAEFER did the racks, MIAS installed the 7 stacker cranes, TGW was responsible for the HB conveyor system, FAIS prepared the controls and everything led by the NEWCOLD Project team.

The next step is the completion of the fully automated warehouse.

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