Europe’s largest cold storage facility which is being developed on former steelworks land in Corby, is months away from being completed.
Automated cold storage provider, NewCold, started work on the development in 2020 to meet growing demand from the food manufacturing sector.
Ross Hunter, Supply Chain Director of NewCold said: “The company already has a strong demand for its services at its Wakefield site and sees Corby as a prime location in the logistics ‘golden triangle’, with proximity to frozen distribution centres of large retail and food service customers. This will enable NewCold to help our customers reduce food miles and cut costs.”
When complete and fully operational, the site will host more than 250 jobs, and automation will play an essential role in the facility’s operation.
“Since opening our first UK site in Wakefield seven years ago, we have seen an increase in demand for our warehouse and transport services and although the Wakefield facility is the largest of its kind in the country, handling 4,000,000 pallets annually and storing 143,000 at any given time, demand has outstripped supply,” explained Hunter.