NewCold facilities are tall and make use of a storage technology with a high stock density. For the same number of storage positions, the footprint and the total surface are much smaller. The stacker cranes in the cold store run in the dark and there is only LED lighting for maintenance purposes. Material handling systems to move the pallets only run when necessary and ensure minimal door openings for pallets entering and leaving the cold store. By collecting data about power consumption, indoor and outdoor temperatures and other factors – such as open doors – by IoT equipment, NewCold optimizes its power consumption continuously.
The result is a responsible use of energy which de facto is 50% less per pallet position compared with traditional cold storage facilities.