It's More Than Just Cold Storage, It's Service

We strive for an unmatched facility network and industry expertise with just one goal: to provide solutions that serve your business goals, your brand, and your reputation.

Building On A Proven Platform

Like our network of 179 temperature-controlled warehouses, our solutions are comprehensive. That’s because we combine in-house expertise with the flexibility to select the best vendors and systems to support you. We’re not tied to any one provider and we don’t have to force systems or equipment to adapt to your needs.

The results are cutting-edge solutions designed to take your supply chain–and your competitive advantages–to the next level.

Services For Food Producers and Retailers

Cross Docking

Fast moving products can be cross-docked into waiting trailers or staged as appropriate.  The cold chain remains intact on our temperature-controlled docks.

Blast Freezing

Abide by regulatory requirements, extend product lifespan indefinitely, and lock in flavor, vitamins, and minerals. Americold’s blast freezing process is available at many of our facilities.

National Consolidation Programs

We have a scheduled, temperature-controlled national LTL network that drives right by your facilities – and those of your customers. You get full truckload service for less than truckload rates.

Date Stamping

Blast freeze your product, then take advantage of cost-effective ocean and rail transportation services. We’ll collect and continue to store your product in a frozen state, then add use-by dates after tempering. The results? Long overall product lifespan and cost-effective logistics.

24/7 Availability

Dedicated QSR customer service and management team operating in 24/7 operations.  Very flexible to help with any emergency requirements at any time of day

Kitting

Combine SKUs into consumer-ready packs before delivery and reduce packaging transportation and the necessity for DC or point-of-sale sorting.

Hand Unload Deliveries

Palletised orders are unpacked by drivers at store and put into or as close as possible to the relevant storage areas in store.  Fleet of tailgated rigid vehicles servicing QSR customers bringing the product to you

Slatting/Deslatting

Maximise the capacity of your trucks and use our slatting and deslatting services for product requiring blast freezing. Move more product and have it frozen sooner.

Stock Ownership

Drive out the stock holding cost and working capital.   Improve your cash flow and only pay for the stock when it arrives in stores ready for use in a working capital neutral model

Buying Function

Dedicated buying team working with customer supply chain teams to manage core lines stock cover and all promotional stock management.  Forced issues out to stores using a just in time model to be ready for all promotions

Multi-Vendor Consolidation

Drive out costs and improve fill rates and on-shelf availability (OSA) with Americold’s MVC programs. With on-demand fulfillment, you can place and receive consolidated orders from multiple suppliers within 72 hours from order to delivery .

Bagging/Cartonising

We can weigh or segregate product volumes and bag with your brand-labeled materials or those of your customers.

Order Fulfillment/Assembly

Americold is your go-to solution for store order fulfillment for both conventional and e-commerce needs. From each- and case-pick store-ready pallets to full pallet replenishment, Americold can operate within your fulfillment center, from an Americold site, or we can build a custom fulfillment center to your specifications. We use automation where it makes sense to improve supply chain speed and accuracy, so your shelves remain stocked amid spikes in demand.

Retail Display Configuration

Enjoy the efficiency of our preparing your aisle-ready units, and re-purpose on-site processing space. It saves you time and labor.

Postponement/Final Packing Customisation

We can repackage items into customised materials closer to your customer and later along the order cycle time, allowing you to delay product assignment for as long as possible and reduce product handling.

Labeling and Repacking

Deliver product in bulk to us and have us personalize with customer-specific packaging and labeling. This reduces waste and saves on excess product transportation costs.

Pick and Pack

We can pick eaches, cases, or layers so you can mix SKUs and maximise pallet utilisation. We can even load pallets in store-required order for ease of unpacking at the destination.

Tempering

Store products in a frozen state to prolong shelf life. Then take advantage of our tempering and date-coding activities to return product back to customer-specific temperature ranges with maximum possible use-by criteria.

Reverse Logistics/Store Returns

We can coordinate store-returned materials for your convenience.

Make Your Products Work While In Storage

Americold's Value Added Services take advantage of this traditional down time. Product customization, kitting, repacking, labeling - it's all possible in a temperature-controlled environment.

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To contact Americold’s facilities in the Australia & New Zealand region, please visit our locations page for site telephone numbers by clicking the following link: Locations Page