Chilly storage logistics big expands operations in Victoria

A global logistics company will invest $ 147 million to expand its Asia Pacific headquarters west of Melbourne and strengthen Victoria’s grocery storage capacity with financial support from the Victorian government.

NewCold Australia will more than double the size of its state-of-the-art cold store in Truganina and increase storage capacity at the site by almost 95 percent to 225,000 pallets.

The move will create up to 50 new jobs at the site and support a further 200 new jobs during the construction process.

The first phase of the project is currently underway and envisages an expansion of NewCold’s multi-temperature and deep-freeze warehouse, including upgrades to a powerhouse with advanced features to store chilled and frozen goods in optimal conditions.

The modernized facility already has one of the world’s largest automated high-bay warehouses and will use the latest energy-efficient warehousing, refrigeration and distribution technology to automatically move and store products.

The expanded facility is scheduled to go live in 2022 and will provide innovative storage solutions to NewCold’s global grocery supply chain customers, including Simplot, which supplies products to Australia’s leading supermarkets.

NewCold is headquartered in the Netherlands and employs 1,500 people on three continents. NewCold is a global leader in cold storage logistics, specializing in temperature-controlled warehousing and distribution.

NewCold’s expansion in Melbourne will help expand the company’s footprint in the Asia-Pacific region and build on its already strong reputation in Europe and the UK.

The project will strengthen Victoria’s position as the preferred market for companies in the food and fiber, transportation, distribution and logistics industries, and reflects the state’s ability to attract investment from large global corporations.

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