NewCold has partnered with TMHA to equip two local state-of-the-art warehouses
A major new entrant to the Australian cold-store industry, NewCold Melbourne, has partnered with Toyota Material Handling Australia (TMHA) to equip two local state-of-the-art warehouses.
Netherlands-based NewCold Advanced Cold Logistics will run the facilities with 45 leased Toyota and BT forklifts.
The decision was based on NewCold's relations with Toyota in Europe, and TMHA's ability to supply and service a full range of warehouse equipment.
The 34 m high warehouses have a combined 40,800 sqm of floor area, total storage for 213,428 Australian CHEP pallets, 39 loading docks and will operate around the clock.
One will be a cold store at -23 degrees C and the other a chilled store with 2, 8 and 11 degrees C environments.
NewCold's director Oceania, Ray Perry, says the decision to equip with Toyota forklifts reflects the existing positive and valuable relations the company has with Toyota in other countries.
"This makes Toyota our materials handling partner of choice, while the comprehensive service offering is unique and cost effective as well," he says.
"Being a logistics and warehouse service provider, Toyota shares common customer values with NewCold. We trust that we will benefit from TMHA's wealth of knowledge in the industry in Australia to increase our productivity, while staying ahead of our competition."
NewCold currently has facilities in four countries (UK, France, Poland and Germany), with construction sites in the USA and headquarters in Breda, The Netherlands.
The initial equipment roster for NewCold's facilities in Melbourne includes 21 BT electric pallet jacks, 10 Toyota 8-Series FBE18 three-wheel electric forklifts, seven BT RRE140H reach trucks, four Toyota 32-8FG30 internal combustion forklifts, a pair of 32-8FG18 Toyota forklifts, a BT RRE250H reach truck, and four battery chargers.