AMERICOLD FACILITIES AT A GLANCE

An entire facility dedicated to you. Customer-dedicated temperature-controlled warehouses guarantee available capacity for your storage requirements when you need it. And we can tailor the value-add processes taking place inside, too. Make your products work while in storage.

AROUND THE CORNER OR ACROSS THE COUNTRY

Americold has 155 locations around the globe – we’re where you need us now and where you will need us as you continue to grow. Find your nearest Americold location and browse a full list of facilities using our map below.

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Our facilities are in the right locations and have the capacity and versatility to suit your needs, empowering you to make the best decisions for your business and growth plans. You can move in to one of our current facilities or partner with us and have us Design, Build, and Operate a facility specifically for you.

WHAT GOES ON INSIDE A TYPICAL
AMERICOLD CONSOLIDATION FACILITY?

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No matter what your facility needs are, Americold can provide the right solution in the right location.

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FACILITY FEATURES FOR FOOD PRODUCERS AND RETAILERS

Seasonal and Additional Capacity Support

When seasonal demand spikes and shifts in consumer habits tax your current capabilities, Americold can absorb those pressures and needs with, cross-dock velocity, overflow capacity, and reserve stock peace of mind programs.  We partner with you to ensure you have the space and value added services to outpace your competitors and honor your commitments to your customers.

Online Appointment Scheduling

Convenient, time-saving advantages of the Internet Of Things.  No need to wait for call-backs or send faxes – block your truck appointments online on your time, 24/7 through our i-3PL portal.

Ice Cream-Capable

Not just cold, but ice-cream cold.  -20ºF Temperatures to maintain product consistency.

Warehouse Automation and Robotics

Enhance service cycles and order accuracy with automation and robotics.

Bulk and Racked Storage

Whether you have palletized or product in totes, drums, or sacks, we can accommodate it all.

Food Processing Rooms

We offer space for light processing of products or food prep. Bring in your own team or use ours.

Drop Lots

We offer trailer parking for more convenient loading and unloading scheduling.

Rail Connection

Many of Americold’s facilities have rail docks for the convenient and cost effective transportation of large volumes of product. We can handle floor-loaded, slip-sheeted, or palletized rail cars both inbound and outbound.

Multiple Temperature Zones

Our facilities have different temperature rooms to suit the requirements of your product.

Production-Attached Facilities

Having a production plant-attached or plant-advantaged facility is the fastest way to have product enter the temperature-controlled supply chain, significantly reducing transportation costs. Allow us to design a facility on land adjacent to your production site, and we’ll demonstrate the considerable advantages.

Port Locations

We are ideally located for supporting your international business.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

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How many sites does Americold have?

Americold owns and operates 155 sites in the United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, and Argentina.  See our locations here.

What’s the difference between a Warehouse Management System (WMS) and a Warehouse Execution System (WES)?

Warehouse Management Systems manage common operations such as inventory control, customer orders, and auditing whereas Warehouse Execution Systems are typical in facilities with moderate-to-heavy levels of automation. The WES generally interfaces with the WMS to organize and optimize the flow of work required to assemble and ship orders. In addition, the WES interfaces with the automation controls to execute the work – it’s the WES that controls the robots!

What types of automation does Americold use?

Americold strives to deploy only the most appropriate types and amounts of automation given the circumstances – we don’t automate for automation’s sake. Because of this philosophy, we have a number of different technologies in use today and in our plans for the future. Semi-automated systems, such as pallet shuttles operating in deep storage racking and forklift-attached layer pickers, are used in addition to highly automated systems such as pallet load Automatic Storage and Retrieval Systems, robotic layer pickers, pallet mono-rails, and case buffer/sequencing technologies with robotic palletization. All are designed to the specifications we require and, of course, to operate in our temperature-controlled environments.

What are some of Americold’s newest technology innovations that I could benefit from?

Americold’s IT infrastructure is second to none – we work with top-tier providers who specialize in supply chain systems to ensure we’re at the forefront of what’s available.

Our WMSs are the brains behind inventory management, planning, and electronically building order instructions for our Associates and systems to fulfill. You’re able to customize pallet builds so orders are loaded sequentially for ease of use at the destination, be it a distribution center or an aisle in a grocery store.

We can even support your pallet management program within our systems if you have one.

Our WMSs work through Warehouse Execution Systems to control multiple solutions, such as Automated Storage and Retrieval Systems, Automated Guided Vehicles, pallet moles, pallet transportation systems, lifts, and pallet wrapping and labeling equipment.

With our linked facility network, we’re able to provide visibility to all of your inventory, no matter where it is across our network. And we’ve streamlined our truck appointment process by introducing Online Appointment Scheduling through i-3PL.

Americold’s Warehouse Management Systems are fully integrated, meaning that you have complete control of you supply chain and inventory through our i-3PL system. Access it on any computer, tablet, or smart phone. Reach out to us if you’d like to know more information and a system demonstration.

Can I receive a copy of the audit report for the warehouse storing my products?

Absolutely – Americold is happy to share food safety audit results with its customers. Please contact your Americold facility’s General Manager.

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