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The Global Cold Chain Alliance has recently welcomed six European companies as new members.
Ice-Loft is not a new-born company buying or selling fruits: they specialize in logistics for fruits and vegetables that need to be shipped overseas. Ice-Loft also owns an engineering office named Infra Asia Engineering in Vietnam (Hanoi). This consulting firm specializes in environmental assessment reports and in the study of logistic corridors within Vietnam. The main objective of these studies is to facilitate the inland transport of agricultural products within Vietnam, towards the Port of Cai Mep, and by doing this, they intend to shift this transport from truck to inland waterways. Another objective of the company is to promote agricultural products from Vietnam in Europe, by taking advantage of the recent signing of the EVFTA Treaty between Europe and Vietnam, whereby both sides ally. Marc van Bouwel, Managing Director, explains: "Our objective by joining GCCA is to connect, and maybe to cooperate, with companies that deal with fruits and vegetables in the deep freeze world. We also aim to improve our knowledge of the cold chain by working together with other members of GCCA who have modern techniques for the cold chain."
Armatherm™, with headquarters in the United Kingdom, is one of the leading suppliers of structural thermal break materials for the construction industry. Our goal is to provide architects, structural engineers and building design professionals with effective solutions to prevent thermal bridging. Armatherm™ structural thermal break materials minimize heat loss at balcony, canopy, parapet, masonry shelf angle and cladding connections.
DANdoors, headquartered in Denmark, with a family company in Sweden and sales representative in Norway and Germany, is the Scandinavian market leader in Special Industrial Doors. DANdoors serves Europe and Middle East through its long-term Partner Network. Founded in 1983, DANdoors is known as a very experienced, high-end manufacturer with a wide product programme. Their real stronghold is their patented Door solutions for Cold store applications. “Cold chain has always been one of our focus areas. We have, through research and recommendations, found a membership of GCCA very prosperous. Thereby, we want to further improve our understanding of the cold chain business and its trends. By this we can even better deliver our part to reach amongst others environmental improvements in the business,” says Erling Boller, President.
DD Cooling joined the UK division of the Controlled-Environment Building Association. With an established reputation and client base across the UK, DD Cooling is the number one choice for all specialist refrigeration and air conditioning requirements and installations nationwide. From small domestic projects to large scale industrial and commercial installations, DD Cooling deliver full turn-key packages. With a qualified and dedicated team, they support clients through the entire process from design and quotation of a project through to build, installation, maintenance and aftercare support.
Isocab by Kingspan manufactures high performing solutions for a range of cold store applications pertaining to the food and retail industries, including meat, fish, dairy, and vegetable processing plants, restaurants, supermarkets and storage facilities. The latest innovation is the QuadCore® Insulated Panel systems, which combine the best thermal values on the market, a superior fire performance and ease of installation. Founded in 1973, the company has been part of the Kingspan Group since 2012. Isocab by Kingspan is one of the largest manufacturers of controlled environment systems. Since its creation, Isocab has been dedicated to serving its customers with products that satisfy the highest level of specifications, and which achieve all major international industry certification standards. Isocab by Kingspan has built its success on precise and timely response to customer needs, thanks to its dedicated and qualified personnel. Isocab delivers full turn-key service, from the design stage through to after sales care, in its core European markets, as well as in many export destinations around the world. "We have been participating in GCCA events for several years and have been involved in projects with existing GCCA warehouse members besides other industry customers. We find GCCA to be a valuable platform for our company and are interested to broaden our network in Europe", declares Wim Polfliet, Area Sales Manager.
Savoye is a global player in the design, manufacturing and integration of machines and automated systems for intralogistics and software solutions for the Supply Chain. In January 2020 their two areas of expertise - Advanced Software and Advanced Technologies - merged to offer a complete range of solutions meeting the needs of logistics organizations (food industry, office supplies, health and pharmaceuticals, 3PL, spare parts) serving SMEs and large accounts. Their technology includes intra-logistics systems, automated and robotic goods-to-person solutions for heavy loads and light loads, order preparation systems, automated packing machines and conveyors. Savoye can serve clients internationally with Savoye North America Inc, Savoye China and Savoye Europe & MEA. Savoye employs 760 people worldwide and generated a turnover amounting to € 130 million in 2019.
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