Logistics service provider Eurofrigo has started the construction of a new coldstore on the Maasvlakte, with an expected completion in mid-2021. The new building serves as an expansion and innovation of the company’s own checkpoints, with which it can offer the right solution quickly and flexibly. In addition, the coldstore increases Eurofrigo’s storage capacity.
The new coldstore is Eurofrigo’s sixth location in the Netherlands. It is located opposite the Eurofrigo Maasvlakte facility on Karimatastraat. With the 6 locations, the company offers the customer a wide choice to store its products in the most effective way in the Netherlands. Eurofrigo focuses on veterinary products from all over the world.
Expertise and adaptability
“We have chosen to expand our capacity in terms of checkpoints and storage, because we want to work more customer-oriented and offer more flexibility in inspections,” says Jeroen Tempels, CEO Eurofrigo. “In recent years we have seen that customer demand is increasingly focused on VAS solutions. Because of its expertise and adaptability Eurofrigo adopts a dynamic attitude to assist customers in VAS solutions and to offer itself as a strong supply chain partner for the longer term.”
With the new location Eurofrigo is fully committed to value-added services. The new coldstore will be ultra-modern, with cells consisting of different, individually adjustable temperature zones. “In addition to VAS, inspection and storage, together with sister company Thermotraffic, we offer a complete and independent logistics solution, from services such as customs clearance, transport and export on the one hand, to inspection, container unloading and loading, storage, order picking, repacking, weighing and quality control on the other”, says Tempels.
Checkpoint important advantage
In addition to increasing capacity and flexibility, Eurofrigo is setting up a checkpoint at the new location, which will meet the most modern requirements to guarantee a faster and more effective flow. With a view to Brexit, a faster flow at the veterinary checkpoint is definitely a good starting point. Tempels: “The checkpoint is one of the most important advantages of the new location. We have been the market leader in the number of checkpoints for 27 years and we have been working closely with the NVWA for years.”