CORAX in NewCold’s 2nd state-of-the-art cold store in France

CORAX wms will manage the second coldstore of NewCold in France; the construction phase has started.

CORAX wms will manage the second fully automated coldstore of NewCold near Rennes in France. NewCold and B-Built have broken ground for building its Automated Coldstore, located in Montauban-de-Bretagne, near Rennes.

The coldstore will use state of the art technology including automated storage and retrieval systems (ASRS) to automatically move and store products in the ‘dark’ high-bay warehouse. The equipment and operators will be directed by advanced software systems, amongst which CORAX wms, while products are kept in optimal conditions with all coldstore areas cooled down to temperatures as low as – 23°C. NewCold already owns and operates a state-of-the-art coldstore in Argentan, between Caen and Le Mans. B-Built is the main construction partner in this project.

Artist Impression NewCold Montauban-de-Bretagne, near Rennes, France
Picture 1: Artist Impression NewCold Montauban-de-Bretagne, near Rennes, France

NewCold’s advanced cold chain solution ensures that processes are sustainable, traceable and fully integrated with the processes of its customers. The customers are assured dat they are always at the very forefront of technological developments. NewCold’s solution offers a more sustainable and better food safety alternative to more conventional coldstore solutions.

The futuristic multi-customer coldstore enables food producers, including Froneri as anchor customer, to optimize their cold chain management, with increased agility and responsiveness to better serve the needs of their domestic and international end customers, 24/7.

Group picture Groundbreaking Event
Picture 2: From left to right: Ivo van Woerkom (NewCold), Jean Marie Verdier (NewCold), Piet Meijs (NewCold), Serge Jalu (Maire de Montauban-de-Bretagne), Erwan Coadou (Froneri), Bernard Piedvach (Président de la Communauté de Communes), Patrick Duquennoy (NewCold), Hans Vergouwen (NewCold)

Bram Hage, Founding Executive Officer, of NewCold says, “With this ground-breaking, NewCold brings to Montauban-de-Bretagne, Rennes, the Brittany region, and France, 20 years of leadership in automated cold storage development and operations. Although our roots are in the Netherlands, our heart is with global food producers. Our focus is to bring value to the cold chain during longlasting partnerships.

The state of the art freezer is a joint design effort and construction by NewCold and B-Built. The facility will be one of the largest in France with a storage capacity of over 700.000 m3 comparable to the volume of one million household refrigerators. Davanti Warehousing is looking forward to the moment CORAX will go live in this great facility.