A second deep freeze storage facility in the UK for frozen logistics operator NewCold is set to see construction commence next month, ahead of operations going live in Q4 2021.
The facility will sit on a 23-acre plot in Corby, Northamptonshire, and follows the opening of its 143,000 pallet capacity, 40m high, cold storage plant in Wakefield, West Yorkshire, in 2015.
Country Director Jon Miles said: “Everything is going to plan for the new site, and given the high demands being placed on our Wakefield facility, even with its colossal 4 million-pallet annual turnover, our target date for opening in the fourth quarter of 2021, hardly seems soon enough.”
Plans for the Coby site began in 2019: “We needed to enhance our national service, particularly for customers wishing to benefit from a closer facility than the Wakefield site. To this end, Corby is ideally situated to support UK frozen food manufacturers and importers looking to enhance their supply chain value.”
Miles said that the new facility would use around 50% less energy than a conventional cold storage operation.
“This, coupled with our ability to reduce food miles by using high-volume trailers,” said Miles, “will greatly reduce CO2 emissions and energy use.”