It is widely accepted in the cold storage industry that automation is here to stay. Customer demands for faster, more accurate orders coupled with a diminishing workforce all point to automation as the solution.

Traditionally, a cold storage owner would sit down with an automation provider and ask, “What do I need to do? How can I get my product out the door faster?” Equipment, technology and staffing were all decided before talking with an architect or builder.

This approach proved inefficient. Equipment, coordination and design challenges would surface during the design-build process. Since Primus is committed to helping its clients achieve their business goals, it became evident they had to disrupt this old process and implement a new one.

Primus Solutions Group is a team of data analysts, systems supply experts and systems engineers ready to provide automation solutions for Primus’s clients. This in-house team eliminates the need to hire separate engineering and automation firms and generates positive impacts including:

  • Long-term cost reduction
  • Faster speed to market
  • Increased accuracy, flexibility and scalability
  • Improved employee safety
    Lowered energy consumption
  • Reduced risk of contamination

Primus integrates automation solutions into its award-winning design-build approach. During the design phase, the team provides data analysis of existing and future productivity goals and recommends automation solutions that fit the building design. During the construction phase, the group works with field teams to ensure their sites are ready to receive equipment and assists with installation and start up.

Primus calls this turn-key approach designbuild-automate. Combining all of these in-house talents minimizes risk and delivers clients peace of mind. If you are interested in learning more, visit

Source: Cold Facts Fall 2019 Edition