NewCold has taken on 15 double-deck trailers from Ryder, the UK’s leading commercial vehicle contract hire and rental provider. The Gray & Adams trailers can carry 44 pallets each, feature Carrier-Transicold refrigeration units, and are deployed on more than 80% of NewCold’s outbound deliveries.
NewCold is one of the fastest growing specialist deep-frozen warehousing and distribution global players whose world-class systems, energy efficiency, and productivity make it stand out from other conventional cold storage companies.
In 2015, NewCold made its first foray into the UK, opening an ambitious, highly automated, 40m-high cold storage plant on a green field site in Wakefield, Yorkshire. The business recently extended its cold store with 87,500 pallet locations to reach a total storage capacity of over 143,000 pallets with frozen food produce. NewCold also has state-of-the-art cold stores in France, Germany, and Poland, meaning it is able to provide full pan-European frozen food supply chain services for its customers, including Unilever and Froneri.
The company is experiencing strong growth and expects the number of trailers from Ryder will more than double by the middle of 2018.
NewCold Advisor Tom Cassells says: “Ryder is experienced and flexible, while reacting quickly to increases in demand and providing good local support. I really value the long-term relationship I have with key Ryder staff. It’s also great that we’re operating Gray & Adams double-deck trailers, reducing road miles and emissions.”
NewCold UK Director Jon Miles emphasises the importance of Ryder to the business’s operations: “Service is key to NewCold’s market position; we need to and are able to rely on Ryder and its customer service. Ryder’s flexibility helps NewCold to be flexible with its customers.”
Ryder’s account management team has worked closely with NewCold to provide a bespoke document processing service to meet the company’s reporting requirements. A dedicated service scheduler allocated to the NewCold account ensures all compliance obligations are met.
John Murray, Ryder sales & marketing director says: “It’s been a pleasure to get to know NewCold’s business and to work closely with their team to develop bespoke services that add value. The breadth of Ryder’s rental fleet means we can respond quickly to changes in demand, and our maintenance services maximise vehicle uptime, which is vital to support NewCold as it continues to grow.”
Source: Uk Haulier