NewCold’s deep-freeze high-bay warehouse has an area of 14,400 square meters and is almost 42 meters high. In the fully automated warehouse, seven storage and retrieval systems are capable of handling up to 180 pallets an hour. Each day, 3,500 pallets can be moved at peak times thanks to twelve loading docks, and another two directly connected to the rail network.
Eight locations on three continents, 730,000 pallet spaces: The Dutch company NewCold is one of the fastest growing advanced automated warehouse and cold chain logistics companies in the world. In addition to the Burley warehouse, WAGNER protects NewCold's deep-freeze high-bay warehouses in Melbourne (Australia), Kutno (Poland), Tacoma (USA), Corby (UK), Rennes (France), Piacenza (Italy), Everswinkel (Germany), Indianapolis (USA), Darien (USA) and Rheine (Germany).
OxyReduct V-Line® oxygen reduction systems are used at NewCold in Burley. They are located just a few meters away from the protected area in a separate technical room on an intermediate level of the warehouse. Equipped with their own ompressors, the oxygen reduction systems generate nitrogen using the ambient air, introducing it into the warehouse. The controlled nitrogen supply lowers the oxygen content in the protected area, thus creating a fire-retardant atmosphere. OXY·SENS® sensors continuously measure the oxygen concentration in the protected area, working with the OxyControl system to maintain a constant oxygen operation concentration. This was calculated as part of fire tests performed during the deep-freeze warehouse design phase, taking the individual ignition thresholds of the materials found in the warehouse into consideration. As a result, NewCold prevents fires in its deep-freeze warehouse while ensuring the usual deliveries to its customers 24/7. Products are stored and retrieved through five airlocks in the automated high-bay warehouse, minimizing the outflow losses of the oxygen-reduced atmosphere and the cold air from the storage area.
The cold warehouse helps support the production and supply chain activities of leading food processors in the region, including McCain Foods. It is our responsibility to ensure availability, even in the event of a fire.