FRIGO Expands Deep Freeze Capacity in Hamburg
FRIGO Coldstore Logistics opened the third cold store in Hamburg container terminal on 13 May 2014 with an inauguration ceremony.
When the building is completed in August 2014 the company will offer a total cool capacity of 40,000 pallet positions on 18,000 sq. metres.
The extension was necessary due to the continuous increase in customer demand for deep freeze capacity. The storage extension will also provide extra office space and 12 new jobs at FRIGO, the number of staff at present is 38 including 4 vocational trainees and will probably rise to 50.
In 2005 FRIGO began business in their present location in Altenwerder, Hamburg with a completely new deep freeze storage concept in two temperature zones and the accompanying office building.
Already in 2008 they had to increase capacity. From the very beginning great value was put on implementing as high as possible energy efficiency and utilizing all cutting-edge alternatives to save energy, from insulation to cooling technology.
Part of the electricity is generated by their own solar arrays on the warehouse roof, which will possibly in future be used directly in the cold storage system.
In the new third building phase the benchmark for an especially energy efficient building should be undercut once again by 20 percent; using intelligent LED lighting activated on demand by a motion control system and especially efficient space-saving concept facilitating stacking up to eight levels.
The incoming deep-frozen food will be handled on 20 loading ramps, later there will be 30. The ramps are cooled to five degrees guaranteeing a continuous cold chain.
FRIGO, May 16, 2014