Australia: McCain sets up new storage centre

An artist impression of the storage facility. (Supplied)Ah McCain, you’ve done it again – this time Truganina gets the jobs. A 10-year agreement has been struck between storage and logistics giant NewCold and McCain Foods Australia to store the frozen food company’s products at a new Truganina warehouse. McCain Foods supply chain director Taso Kourou said the deal would significantly improve distribution, making it possible for the company to better meet demand from domestic and international customers. “The storage and handling of McCain’s frozen products in the new automated facility will give us a more stable temperature regime and highly accurate stock control,” he said. A new warehouse will use unmanned stacker cranes, conveyors and automated truck unloading systems to handle more than 11,000 pallets of food products a day. The NewCold warehouse is currently under construction, and is due to open for business by July this year. More