NewCold Rennes

CORAX at NewCold’s freezer in Rennes, France

In France, NewCold is building a new state-of-the-art coldstorage in Montauban-de-Bretagne, near Rennes. NewCold develops and operates coldstorages with a high degree of automation. Globally, the company provides advanced logistics services, is at the forefront of the use of the latest technologies, and works with leading food industry companies. CORAX SaaS WMS will control all in- and outbound processes in this fully mechanized coldstore.

The warehouse will use state-of-the-art technology, including automated storage and collection systems (ASRS) to automatically move and store products in the ‘dark’ high-rise warehouse. The equipment and operators are controlled by advanced software systems, including CORAX SaaS WMS, while keeping the products in optimal conditions, cooling all cooling rooms to temperatures up to – 23°C.

NewCold RennesThe construction of NewCold at Rennes is in full swing

This advanced cold chain solution ensures that processes are sustainable, traceable, fully integrated with the processes of NewCold’s customers and always at the forefront of technological developments. It provides a high and consistent level of logistics service and, above all, provides a more sustainable and food safety alternative to more conventional cold store solutions. The futuristic multi-customer cold store enables food producers, including Froneri as an annithenian, to optimize their cooling chain management, with more agility and responsiveness to better meet the needs of their domestic and international end customers, 24/7.

Bram Hage, Founding Executive Officer, of NewCold says: “With this groundbreaking, NewCold brings to Montauban-de-Brittany, Rennes, the Brittany region and France, 20 years of leadership in the development and operation of automated cold storage. Although our roots lie in the Netherlands, our heart lies with global food producers where NewCold can deliver value. We couldn’t be happier than standing next to B-Built, the main contractor, and our ankerklant Froneri.

The logistics processes in the warehouse are controlled by Davanti Warehousing’scloud and SaaS warehouse management system CORAX. NewCold has chosen CORAX wms for its scalability, logistical intelligence, easy-to-use interface and simple EDI options. CORAX is growing with the operation of the customer, new users can be easily trained and are based on the latest Microsoft technologies.

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 more than 700,000 m3, comparable to the volume of one million refrigerators for household use.