Efficiency and Sustainability Are the Main Targets

Several notable changes that are reshaping the cold storage industry’s landscape are becoming apparent, particularly in the context of industrial freezing.

The increasing use of automation and digitization in cold storage facilities is a notable development. Industrial freezer businesses are implementing smart technologies to expedite operations, keep track of inventories, and improve energy management in response to the growing need for efficiency and streamlined procedures.

Better temperature control, a decreased chance of product deterioration, and compliance with food safety regulations can all be made possible by automated systems. Additionally, data analytics and artificial intelligence are being used more frequently, giving operators the ability to anticipate demand patterns, reduce energy use, and make data-driven decisions for better overall performance.

The increased attention on sustainability and environmental responsibility is another significant trend in the industrial freezing sector. Cold storage businesses are putting money into green solutions to lessen their carbon footprint in response to the global push for environmentally friendly practices. This entails the use of natural refrigerants with lower global warming potential, the installation of energy-efficient refrigeration systems, and the adoption of renewable energy sources to run their operations.

The anticipated expansion of the food and beverage sector is projected to drive significant growth in the cold storage warehouse market. As such, the business is expected to benefit from the increased consumption of packaged food goods, presenting vendors with promising potential.

In addition, the implementation of governmental initiatives aimed at enhancing the efficiency and effectiveness of the cold chain supply system is contributing to the expansion of the cold storage warehouse industry. Vendors are currently providing intelligent, environmentally conscious, and energy-efficient solutions for cold storage warehouses to enhance their market presence in this sector.

A lucrative business

Log Point is a Czech company that built a logistics center with an area of 27.000 sqm near Prague. It offers rental of storage units, while part of the hall consists of freezer spaces, where Log Point offers the rental of pallet spaces or the rental of a freezing area, including logistics services. Among the facilities are a low-energy hall that meets the highest standards, a fenced area with gatehouse and 24-hour guard service, and catering services. The company manages freezer space with a capacity of 5,300 pallet places, shocker, pro-customer logistics services, and new generation transparent WMS system.

Another example in that sense is Frigo Logistics, the top deep-freezer logistics provider in Poland, which has begun building a new warehouse complex in Nowy Dwor Mazowiecki. The centerpiece investment for Frigo Logistics will be the contemporary distribution facility in Nowy Dwór Mazowiecki. It is a component of the organization’s larger investment strategy, which will set aside about PLN 200 million for the expansion of the company’s operations in the upcoming years.

Later, Frigo Logistics intends also to expand the current plant in Nin to meet the expanding demands of the market. Frigo Logistics now operates 10 facilities as a deep-freeze logistics provider. The operator’s next location will be the warehouse being built in Nowy Dwór Mazowiecki. The full range of logistics services offered by the organization entails receiving, storing, picking, co-packing, releasing, transporting, and distributing the items.

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