Dematic to build NewCold’s storage facilities


New warehouses are expected to be biggest in the southern hemisphere

 

Netherlands-based NewCold Advanced Logistics has announced its new facility in Melbourne will be build by storage equipment manufacturer Dematic.

The two high bay warehouses at the Truganina facility are expected to be the largest in the southern hemisphere. 

The automated cold storage facilities will include ColbyRack high bay racking capable of housing 100,000 and 106,000 pallets.

Multiple pallet weights and configurations will be deployed within each facility, with the maximum pallet weight of 1,265kgs.

The ColbyRack components, comprising more than 8,500 tonnes of roll-formed Bluescope G450 grade steel, will be manufactured at Dematic’s factory in Belrose, Sydney.

"Dematic is excited to be partnering with NewCold as they establish their presence in Australia’s cold storage supply chain,"Dematic structural engineering manager Murray Clarke says.

"The award of the contracts to build NewCold’s first two sites demonstrates Dematic’s capability to competitively design, manufacture and install large-scale, heavy-gauge high bay racking solutions in Australia." 

The new warehouses are due for completion by mid-2017.

"The new warehouses will be two of the very few facilities in the world that are both ambient and temperature-controlled in a highly automated environment," NewCold founder and executive vice president Bram Hage says.

"The scale and height of the racking required for the DCs [distribution centres] made Dematic the logical choice as our storage equipment partner."

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