Construction has begun at Delta Fresh in Benthuizen, the Netherlands. This company specialises in cold storage and the refrigerated shipping of garlic, ginger and sweet potatoes, as well as the the sorting and packing of onions and celeriac. In order to keep up with the ever-increasing demand for storage and transportation of products such as garlic, ginger and sweet potatoes, the company is expanding it's storage capacity with 26 x 80 m building.
"It will be a big warehouse with a 900 pallet capacity for garlic, with a front hall for loading and unloading. There we will be able to store another 300 pallets of ginger and sweet potatoes in optimal temperature and humidity conditions. In addition to the dock shelters, there will also be a new office and cafeteria", says Wilfred Schipper.
"We have built a good name when it comes to storing and cooling these products. This has been good for business. We are anticipating further growth in the future, hence this new building. We will be able to work more easily and efficiently next year", he says. One of Delta Fresh's specialities is drying ginger that was received wet, in boxes. The storage of sweet potatoes is also a growing market for the company.
The new building will be built onto the existing one. It will have four dock shelters, which will ensure logistics is handled smoothly. They have opted for an ammonia cooling system for the cold storage. This is in order to meet future regulations. For storage and transportation, Delta Fresh has an EC-recognised Category K Customs Permit that allows them to operate a warehouse (Type C). They also have an AEO status, and are Skal certified, enabling them to store organic products as well.
"This expansion is the next step in further developing our service delivery to our customers. Modern, focused on the future, but with a level-headedness that comes from an agricultural background", concludes Wilfred.