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Newcold at second stage of frozen hub

By James Ridler contact

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NewCold has completed the second stage of construction of a new storage and distribution centre
NewCold has completed the second stage of construction of a new storage and distribution centre
Wakefield-based logistics firm NewCold has completed the second phase of construction at its deep frozen storage and distribution centre, said to be the largest of its kind in the UK.

Due to be operational by June 2018, the facility will use automated technology to handle 3m pallets annually, with a storage capacity of 143,000 pallets kept at -23°C.

“Automation is all about investment,”​ claimed NewCold country director Jon Miles, “and Wakefield is consistent with our business model in all the countries we operate throughout the world.

“We design and install our own handling systems to ensure maximum efficiency and total control over every aspect of the operation.”

While the site relies on fewer staff than a conventional storage centre, NewCold still plans to recruit up to 100 new staff over the next two years to support a number of “major projects on the horizon”.

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