Gilgen Logistics AG has been commissioned with this expansion of the deep-freeze warehouse. The capacity of the existing high-bay storage facility is going to be increased from 5,780 to more than 13,100 pallet spaces, with two additional storage aisles (one double-deep stacker crane / one multiple-deep stacker crane, with shuttle). The products are stored in a fully automatic high-bay storage facility at a temperature of approx. -28°C. The pallet conveyor technology with two lifts will be installed in a temperature region of -28°C and in part in a flash-freezing region of ‑38°C. In addition, Gilgen will also be supplying the control system, the warehouse management system and the material flow computer for the new logistics facility. In one section of the warehouse, manual picking areas will be installed over two storeys. What is more, Gilgen will also install a projecting section with two docking platforms and an external platform.
Besides the expansion of the high-bay storage facility, improvements will also be made to the logistics technology in the present warehouse. Thus, in the future, it will also be possible to move pallets between the existing and the new high-bay storage facility. In the future, electricity from the new photovoltaic system will cover a large part of the energy consumed by the deep-freeze warehouse.
Kühlhaus Neuhof AG in Gossau has more than doubled its storage capacity with an additional 17 million expensive extension. In addition, new services such as shock freezing, defrosting or picking are offered. On 21.02.2019 the Kühlhaus invited to the opening of the extension.