Strategically located close to both Lyon and Vienna, the multi-temperature site employs 70 people. It brings the total amount of the supply chain solutions provider’s capacity in the Lyon region to 72,000 m3 of frozen and 6,000 m3 of chilled storage.
To accommodate continued growth in ND’s temperature-controlled business in south east France, the company already plans to extend the new site by a further 18,000 m3.
ND said the new warehouse plays host to the latest equipment and technology. It supports efficient storage and distribution for both full and part loads and guaranteed temperature integrity and traceability throughout the supply chain, the firm added.
In line with ND’s commitment to sustainability, the site’s refrigeration system employs natural CO2 gas and has facilities for the treatment and recycling of both water and waste.
Across Europe, ND operates 27 frozen and chilled sites in 10 countries, with a combined storage capacity of 2,800,000 m3.
The company’s temperature-controlled storage and distribution business generated sales of more than €400m in 2011.
Dan Myers, ND’s business unit director for its UK food unit, will be giving a presentation on efficient use of technology in the supply chain at the online event Operational Efficiency 2012 on November 29.
The event is organized by William Reed Business Media, publisher of FoodProductionDaily.com and associated websites BeverageDaily.com and DairyReporter.com. For more information on the event and to register to attend, click here.