Isopan for NewCold, the largest cold hub in Europe
Project: Automated cold logistics hub
Location: Fiorenzuola d'Arda PC
Isopan solution: Isofrozen sandwich panels
Photo credit: Flavio Chiesa
With more than 145,000 pallet spaces, NewCold Italy’s new hub is described by the Sole 24 Ore as "Logistics 5.0." A cold chain jewel, completed in December 2022 and opened in Fiorenzuola d'Arda (PC) by the world's leading logistic provider.
NewCold, headquartered in Breda in the Netherlands, is one of the largest cold chain logistic providers that, working closely with its partners globally each year with the world's leading Frozen Food Producers develops projects in locations with specific logistic needs. Thus, was born the new automated cold hub in Fiorenzuola d'Arda, a geometric “white box” offering a capacity unmatched in the Italian or European market.
For the new Fiorenzuola d'Arda site Isofrozen panel was chosen: Isopan's solution for the design and implementation of temperature-controlled environments.
38,500 sqm of Isofrozen cover the facade of the site: with a thickness of 200 mm, the panel goes to ensure high quality thermal insulation and efficiency, meeting the requirements characteristic of these realizations. The specific joint used also offers an extraordinary airtightness, ensuring the constant maintenance of the temperature at -23°C, a crucial feature for the respect of the cold chain.
These technical features together with NewCold's know-how allow for energy efficiency of more than 60% together with a 60% reduction in labor costs compared to traditional competitors operating in the market.
Isopan's Isofrozen panel is certified according to the international product quality standard FM Approval. It is CE-marked, and its performance to fire is certified according to European standards, achieving a fire reaction class Bs1d0 (the highest achievable on polyurethane foam products) and fire resistance up to 1 hour.