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It doesn’t seem like three months have gone by since I put pen to paper for the April Issue of Cold Running, and here we are now in July, and the start of a new financial year. The RWTA Board have been busy over the past few months working on a new Promotional Brochure, and setting a new Goals and Strategies Program for the next few years, which will be launched over the two days of our National Conference in September.

In this issue of Cold Running we have two feature articles, the first is on “Energy Performances of Low Charge NH3 Systems in Practice” – by Stefan S. Jensen of Scantec Refrigeration Technologies Pty. Ltd, which describes the measured energy performances of two medium sized refrigerated distribution centres. While our second is a White Paper by Extricom titled “Satisfying Warehousing & Logistics Wireless Needs”. In Member News we feature Oomiak’s 10th Anniversary Story, and have articles from Commercial & General Coolrooms on “the Expertise and knowledge that is needed by your cold storage construction company”, Oxford Cold Storage “Seeking a Partner for their Expansion into Asia”, Barpro Storage (SA) suppliers of STORAX Mobile Racking, Crown Forklifts on their new SC6000 Series Freezer and Cold Room Cabin Forklift Range. While Dematic have submitted articles on their New AGV Range, their Robotic Picking System, the Need for Quality Racking in Australian Warehouses, and the Implementation of a Voice Picking System at Americold’s Arndell Park DC.

The 75th RWTA National Conference and Expo to be held at the Sheraton Grand Mirage Resort, on the Gold Coast, from Wednesday 31st August to Friday 2nd September 2016, is now only a month away. We have a fabulous program of speakers planned for you, with Keynote Speakers, Alan Pease – The Body Language Guru, and Australian Swim Coach Extrordinaire - Laurie Lawrence, and bookings are well on the way to making this one of our best conferences ever. At the time of publishing this issue of Cold Running, we had two Exhibitor Booths remaining, along with a few Sponsorship Packages still available for companies wishing to promote their businesses to delegates attending the conference. If you are interested in Exhibiting or Sponsoring please contact me at

The past three months has seen the addition of six new members to the RWTA, Armstrong’s, Link Cold Storage and Transport and PK Refrigerated Logistics from Victoria, and Ingham Enterprises, Madddens Cold Storage and Quorum Security Systems from New South Wales, we welcome these six new members, and ask everyone to make them feel at home when you see their representative’s at your next state event. Australian Personnel Solutions (APS Group) are also in the news, having just upgraded their membership from Victorian State Associate to that of National Associate. During June and July we held State Division Networking Breakfast’s in Queensland, Victoria and New South Wales. All were extremely well attended, with attendees thoroughly enjoying the presentations, we would like to thank all of our speakers, and our event sponsors, Labourforce, APS Group, and Stow. You can read a full report on these three events on page 44. Members are encouraged to visit the RWTA Member Portal, which contains some great member benefits along with supporting our online event registration. These new benefits have been added to enable us to better communicate with you our members, so please log in and have a look at the member portal, we would love to here what you think, and look forward to receiving your suggestions as to what else you would like to have added to the site. Russell Sturzaker - Executive Officer

In this issue 3 Message from the Chief Executive Officer 5 RWTA News 7 Oomiak 10th Anniversary 8 - 9 75th RWTA National Conference & Exhibition 10 - 14 Energy Performance of Low charge Article 15 Oxford Member News 16 - 19 Extricom White Paper Article 20 - 34 Member News 35 - 40 News from GCCA 41 - 42 Membership Update 43-44 Coming Events 45 Past State Events 46 Contacts COLDºRUNNING  I  JULY 2016  3



The Refrigerated Warehouse and Transport Association of Australia Ltd (RWTA) wish to congratulate RWTA National Chairman - David O’Brien on his election to the position of Vice Chairman of the International Association of Refrigerated Warehouses (IARW). David has served as IARW Treasurer for the past twelve months, and was

appointed to his new position as Vice Chairman at the 125th IARWWFLO Annual Convention held in Las Vegas, USA from 16th – 19th April 2016. Other Officers and Board Members appointed to new positions were 2016-17 Chairman - Eben James (Trenton Cold Storage, Trenton, Ontario, Canada and Treasurer – Doug Harrison (VersaCold Logistics Services, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. On behalf of all members we would like to congratulate David on his new appointment.

2015 Frank Vale Award Winner (Melissa Hunt – S&D Logistics Pty Ltd) Wins 2016 GCCA Global NextGen Award IA E ED AS M LE RE

On Tuesday 19th April 2016, Melissa Hunt - Director of S&D Logistics in Australia, was named the winner of the second annual award during a general session of the 125th International Association of Refrigerated Warehouses (IARW) and World Food Logistics Organization (WFLO) Convention, held in Las Vegas from 16-19 April 2016.


RWTA Chairman (David O’Brien) elected as Vice Chairman of the International Association of Refrigerated Warehouses (IARW)

The Global NextGen Award, developed by the Global Cold Chain Alliance (GCCA), recognizes outstanding young professionals in the world’s cold chain industry, and Hunt represented Australia as the recipient of the Refrigerated Warehouse and Transportation Association of Australia’s (RWTA) 2015 Frank Vale Award. “It is a great honour to have been nominated for the GCCA’s Global NextGen Award,” said Hunt. “To win the award after being up against two extremely talented individuals and become the first female recipient is very rewarding.” As the winner of the GCCA Global NextGen Award, Hunt will receive a travel stipend to attend a GCCA or GCCA partner event anywhere in the world during 2016, and she was presented with an engraved 2016 GCCA Global NextGen Award.

2015-2016 IARW Chairman - Angelo Antoci (left) and 2015-2016 WFLO Chairman Greg Brandt (right) pictured with the 2016 GCCA Global NextGen Award Winner - Melissa Hunt - S&D Logistics. COLDºRUNNING  I  JULY 2016  5

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Over the past few months, our team have been working hard to deliver a new website with improved design, functionality and navigation. Our goal was to create a must-visit digital destination, so we have made it easier for you to find your way around the website while also being viewable on all portable devices. Along with the launch of our new website we have moved “Cold Running” our quarterly newsletter into digital format as an eMagazine and this is now viewable at au/magazine/ . This new feature now means that you can read “Cold Running” on your favourite electronic device. Please take a moment to visit the new website at and let us know what you think.

NEW RWTA Member Portal Along with the launch of the new website we have also launched a Member Portal where you can now register for events and update your personal details. If you are a member of a State Executive Committee or RWTA Sub Committee you can now access previous meeting documentation (including agenda’s and minutes). You can also search Upcoming Events, visit the eLearning section and Member Directory, or view our Online Resources section.

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When Cate McGuire and Mark Holden started their own industrial refrigeration company at Dudley Park in South Australia in 2006, they dreamt of growing it into a successful national business. Ten years on and their dreams for Oomiak have become reality. From its humble beginnings, the company has become a shining light among South Australian businesses over the past decade, now turning over $20 million a year and employing 45 staff in customer service centres across the country. Now widely recognised as a leader in the design and installation of industrial refrigeration in Australia and Asia, Oomiak services a broad range of clients incorporating fresh produce, food processing, supermarkets, dairy, wine, cold storage, mining and manufacturing. Its impressive client list includes Woolworths, Aldi, Ingham, Rand Transport, Goodman Fielder, Baiada Poultry, National Foods and Teys, which have all entrusted Oomiak with major capital projects. For example, last year the company completed an $8.5 million meat processing facility for Woolworths in Victoria, and an $8 million refrigeration system to service the new Melbourne Markets site in Epping. It also completed a $3.7 million distribution centre for Ingham in Sydney, and a $3 million distribution centre for Aldi in Perth. Oomiak is also currently working on several other major projects,

10th Anniversary for Oomiak as cool idea leads to national success including a $4 million distribution centre for Newcold in Victoria and a $3.5 million plant room for Richmond Dairies in New South Wales. For company co-founder and Chief Executive Cate McGuire, Oomiak’s outstanding rise has been built on attracting and engaging the best staff, and developing the best business systems. “Starting the business 10 years ago was definitely a leap of faith, but we were also confident that with the right staff, the right systems and plenty of hard work, that we could turn Oomiak into a successful national business,” she said. “So it’s certainly rewarding to have grown into a significant player in the market in a relatively short time. It’s also been great to have had the opportunity to work on some fantastic high-profile projects and develop innovative world-class systems that have delivered excellent results for our clients.” From its headquarters in Adelaide and customer service centres in Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth and Rockhampton, Oomiak’s core role is to undertake major capital projects where it fully designs, fabricates and installs industrial and commercial refrigeration and air-conditioning systems for clients. It also provides expert refrigeration advice to organisations, and

extensive ongoing customer support to help clients maintain their plant and equipment in optimum condition. “We think it’s the way we work that sets us apart,” said Ms McGuire, who is also a mother of three, Chair of the Christian Brothers College Board, and a volunteer for the St Vincent de Paul Society. “Our mantra at Oomiak is ‘performance through understanding’ so our focus is always on interpreting our clients’ exact requirements to offer the most appropriate solution for their particular business. “It’s a pretty straight-forward philosophy, but one that we adhere to at all costs and which has enabled us to deliver complex, high value projects for leading businesses across Australia and Asia.” As for the company’s unusual name, Ms McGuire says it stemmed from a desire to choose something that would stand out from the crowd. “An oomiak is a canoe used by Inuit people which is very light but very stable, and powered by a team rather than one or two people,” she said. “They are known for their durability, strength and ability to manage tough environments, and given they are used in some of the coldest climates in the world, we felt it would be the perfect name for our refrigeration enterprise.” For more information about Oomiak visit COLDºRUNNING  I  JULY 2016  7

2016 75th RWTA

NATIONAL CONFERENCE AND EXHIBITION Wed 31st August - Fri 2nd September 2016 Sheraton Grand Mirage Resort Gold Coast, Queensland Australia

Experience the Gold Coast’s only 5 star beachfront resort when you attend our 75th RWTA Conference & Expo this year at the Sheraton Grand Mirage Resort. The Gold Coast is the perfect location for delegates and their partners to make a holiday out of their time in Queensland. So make sure you put the dates in your diary to join us here. For details containing information about Speakers, Social Events, Sponsorship Opportunities, Exhibition Packages and Registration, please visit our Conference Website: Exhibitors and Sponsors are encouraged to contact the Executive Officer – Russell Sturzaker at to discuss your involvement at this stunning conference and exhibition venue. An Affiliate Partner of



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RWTA 75th NATIONAL CONFERENCE & EXPO SET FOR QUEENSLAND’S GOLD COAST The 75th RWTA National Conference and Exhibition will be held at the Sheraton Grand Mirage Resort, Gold Coast, Queensland from Wed 31st August to Fri 2nd September 2016. Conference Location Australia’s Gold Coast is a city coming of age. Strategically located on the edge of the Asia-Pacific rim, with access to two international airports, the Gold Coast is perfectly positioned as a destination for business, investment, study, sport, events, tourism and lifestyle. The Gold Coast stretches along 57 kilometres of coastline and is home to over half a million people. Beyond the city’s beautiful beaches are vast, sub-tropical rainforests with breathtaking scenery. Welcoming close to 12 million visitors each year, the Gold Coast is full of attractions and things to do. As Australia’s premier tourist destination, the city offers a vibrant mix of shopping, accommodation, theme parks, restaurants, entertainment and events, along with an abundance of natural attractions. The Gold Coast has developed into a diverse, cosmopolitan, forward-thinking city with a future full of promise. Getting to the Gold Coast Centrally located on the Gold Coast, Gold Coast International Airport is located just 20 kilometres south of Surfers Paradise. A range of carriers fly directly into GCIA: Jetstar, Virgin Australia, Tiger Airways and Air New Zealand. There is a conveniently located information desk at the airport to assist in getting you to your destination. Climate on the Gold Coast Queensland’s Gold Coast has a comfortable sub-tropical climate ideal for outdoor enjoyment all-year round. The Gold Coast averages 245 days of fine and sunny weather each year and has an average rainfall of about 1400mm annually, the majority of which falls in the summer period (December - February). Daytime temperatures on the coast are generally in the mid 20°C range. The Hinterland is slightly cooler

with maximum winter temperatures around 16°C. In winter, clear skies and dry air mean cool nights. Here you will find some information on temperature, rainfall and seasonal activities to help you plan your Gold Coast holiday. September on the Gold Coast has sunny days followed by mild tropical evenings. Conference Venue – Sheraton Grand Mirage Resort, Gold Coast, Queensland Sheraton Grand Mirage Resort is conveniently located towards the northern end of the Gold Coast, a 5-minute drive from Surfers Paradise beach and just minutes away from a vast array of dining and shopping precincts. The hotel is also located 40 minutes north of the Gold Coast Airport and only a 1-hour drive away from Brisbane and both the domestic and international airports. The resort is also conveniently located for all the best attractions for kids in the Gold Coast. Sea World, one of the world’s finest marine parks and one of the most environmentally friendly lagoon habitats in the world is a fiveminute drive away. Dreamworld, famous for having the biggest gravity rollercoaster in the southern hemisphere, is also home to White Water World. Dreamworld and White Water World are located off the Pacific Motorway, approximately a 30-minute drive from the hotel. Also 30 minutes away is Warner Bros. Movie World and Australian Outback Spectacular, which offers a magical experience of film-oriented escapism and Paradise Country featuring Australian wildlife and traditional outback culture. Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary is just a 35-minute drive away and provides children with a never ending interactive experience with nature’s many creatures. Sheraton Grand Mirage Resort Features As the Gold Coast’s only luxury beachfront resort, we welcome you to

the newly refurbished Sheraton Grand Mirage Resort and Spa. The new look Sheraton includes 295 refurbished rooms and suites, accommodation corridors, lobby, reception desk, guest lifts, Porte Cochere, hotel entry, pool area landscaping, • Sheraton Grand Mirage Resort Gold Coast features a pool bar, a health spa and direct beach access. This luxurious property is a 10-minute drive from Surfers Paradise and a 15-minute drive from Jupiters Casino. • All guest rooms boast views of the garden, lagoon or the ocean. Each has the signature Sweet Sleeper Bed, an iPod dock and flat-screen cable TV. • The property has a lap pool and a gym. You can pamper yourself at Golden Door Spa and Health Club. • Terraces Restaurant features a buffet which includes fresh local seafood, traditional favourites and desserts. • Pearls Bar enjoys views of tropical gardens and Pacific Ocean, and it offers premium beers on tap, high tea and light meals. Conference Details Conference Program Details will be released shortly detailing Speakers, Exhibition Packages, Partner Program, Social Events, and Delegate and Partner Registration will again be available online at So make sure you put these dates in your diary, as the place to be in September 2016 will be the SHERATON GRAND RESORT, GOLD COAST, QUEENSLAND VIEW PROMOTIONAL VIDEO Exhibitors and sponsors are encouraged to contact the Executive Officer - Russell Sturzaker at to discuss your involvement at this exciting conference and exhibition. COLDºRUNNING  I  JULY 2016  9



The paper describes the measured energy performances of two medium sized refrigerated distribution centres with respective storage volumes of approximately 10,000 and 40,000 m³. The performance evaluations are based on the electrical energy consumption as measured by the electrical energy provider over one calendar year. Both systems are serviced by state of the art low charge, dual stage NH3 refrigeration systems with VFD controlled reciprocating compressors; evaporative condensers and hot gas defrost. In the case of one plant the contribution of the photovoltaic panels to the energy requirement of the facility as a whole is shown on a month by month basis. An energy performance comparison is also made between two refrigerated distribution centres each with a volume of approximately 10,000 m³, but serviced by two different types of ammonia refrigeration systems. In one case the plant is a single stage economized dual screw compressor based system with gravity flooded refrigerant feed. In the other case the plant is a low charge NH3 dual stage system with speed controlled semi-industrial reciprocating compressors. Other features of the two facilities including general warehouse design are more or less identical. The energy performance comparisons are again based on the electrical energy consumption as recorded by the electrical energy provider over one calendar year. All facilities have a common owner. The differences in the modes of operation and the products stored are therefore minimal between the plants compared. There are minor differences in climatic conditions between the three sites.

1. INTRODUCTION In the wake of the pending global phasedown of hydrofluorocarbon refrigerants (HFC’s) due to their contribution to global warming, users and owners of refrigeration systems are faced with decisions, which at times appear difficult. The decisions referred to relate to whether or not users continue to employ HFC based refrigeration systems, switch to low global warming (GWP) synthetic refrigerants or consider future proof natural refrigerants such as NH3, CO2, hydrocarbons, water or air in their new and/ or expanded systems. In this decision making process, one very important factor is often either overlooked or underestimated. The factor referred to is energy performance – particularly the energy performance of low charge NH3 systems. It is not in the commercial interest of proponents of refrigeration systems employing synthetic refrigerants to discuss the energy performance of the systems they market so they rarely do. Their marketing focus is often attractive capital costs, refrigerant “safety”, availability of service/ maintenance resources and simplicity. The pending HFC phase-down is often sought marginalized by synthetic refrigerant proponents by referring to the anticipated relatively long time frame of the HFC phase-down, the future availability of alternative synthetic low GWP refrigerants, the capital cost penalties associated with a switch to natural refrigerants and the allegedly expensive, frequent and specialized service/maintenance requirements associated with refrigerants such as ammonia or NH3. Promoters of natural refrigerant based systems on the other hand have had a tendency to undersell the excellent energy performances of natural refrigerant based refrigeration systems – particularly low charge 10  JULY 2016  I  COLDºRUNNING

NH3 systems. This is understandable because low charge NH3 refrigeration systems are as yet not as common as liquid overfeed or gravity flooded systems and measured annual energy performances for low charge NH3 plants – particularly the modern versions - are relatively scarce. The decision referred to earlier – HFC’s versus low GWP synthetics or natural refrigerants – is often made difficult by the quality, the independency (or lack thereof) and the sources of the decision making material presented to users. Claims of improvements in energy performances of 4070% associated with low charge NH3 refrigeration plants as compared with industry standard HFC based systems are often dismissed as being exaggerated, biased and therefore irrelevant. The confusion on the part of end-users when faced with large amounts of conflicting technical information is understandable and decisions in favour of low capital cost solutions perhaps not so surprising. As this paper will show, the claims of 40-70% improvement in energy performance referred to above are not exaggerated. In fact low charge NH3 systems can, if designed correctly, present an attractive business case in favour of straight replacement of existing out-dated HFC based systems with new, modern low charge NH3 plants. Modern low charge NH3 refrigeration plants can also provide significant energy savings compared with conventional liquid overfeed NH3 systems with screw compressors.


The three refrigeration plants that are the main subjects of this paper are in summary: 1)

A 43,000 m³ refrigerated distribution facility situated in Perth, Western Australia. The facility comprises a 16°C room, a 4°C chiller, a -25°C freezer and a 4°C annex. The refrigeration plant is a dual stage low charge NH3 system with four identical speed controlled reciprocating compressors, evaporative condenser, internally surface enhanced evaporators suitable for dry expansion refrigerant feed and refrigerant injection controlled by superheat. All interconnecting refrigerant pipe lines are carbon

[ ARTICLE ] steel. A plan layout of the facility is shown in Figure 1. 2) A 10,000 m³ refrigerated distribution facility located in Tamworth, New South Wales. The facility comprisesa 4°C chiller, a -25°C freezer and a 4°C annex.The refrigeration plant is a dual stage low charge NH3 system with four speed controlled semi-industrial reciprocating compressors, evaporative condenser, internally surface enhanced evaporators suitable for dry expansion refrigerant feed and refrigerant injection controlled by superheat.

Figure 2 shows the plan view.

3) A 10,000 m³ refrigerated distribution facility located in Lismore, New South Wales. The facility comprises a 4°C chiller, a -25°C freezer and a 4°C annex. The refrigeration plant is a single stage NH3 system with two fixed speed industrial screw compressors with common economizer and evaporative condenser. The medium temperature evaporators are arranged for dry expansion refrigerant feed; the freezer is fitted with evaporators arranged for gravity flooded feed and hot gas defrost. The plan layout is similar to that shown in Figure 2. A fourth system similar to plant number one (Perth) was commissioned in Melbourne in September 2015. The main differences between the Melbourne and the Perth facilities are a) quality based injection control in lieu of superheat based, b) schedule 10 304SS NH3 pipe lines in lieu of carbon steel, c) larger evaporative condenser, d) longer circuits and hence higher vapour velocities in the evaporators and e) desiccant drier in the freezer (later retrofitted to the Perth facility). At the time of writing the energy consumption records for the Melbourne facility were limited to a few months. Evaluation of the effects of actions a) to e) on energy performance is therefore considered premature.

3. RECORDED ENERGY CONSUMPTION DETAILS The measured annual energy consumption details for the three facilities are shown in Table 1. Table 1. Recorded energy consumption

Figure 1. Perth facility in plan view


Total annual energy Record period consumption [kWh]


(700,072+219,440)/9*12 1.7.14 to 31.3.15 =1,226,016

Tamworth Lismore



1.7.14 to 30.6.15 1.7.14 to 30.6.15

Refrigerated Specific energy volume consumption (SEC) [m³] [kWh/m³*a] 43,289



43.2 4



In each case these are for the entire facility and typically include other services such as IT, general light and power, services for refrigerated trucks, forklift charging and office air conditioning. Unfortunately there are no detailed records of the energy consumption of the NH3 systems in isolation. On more recent installations the SCADA systems are being fitted with hardware and software to facilitate the measurement of the NH3 plant energy consumption. In part this is to evaluate the feasibility and economic viability of providing office air conditioning services via the central low charge NH3 system as opposed to fitting individual, HFC based, air cooled split air conditioning systems. Again on more recent installations, part of the regeneration heat for the desiccant drier is being recovered from the NH3 plant via a desuperheater, which then also provides heat for the subfloor heating below the freezer via a water/ethylene glycol heat exchanger.

Figure 2. Tamworth facility in plan view

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[ ARTICLE ] floating condensing pressure, the monthly average electricity account reduced from around AUD22,000 to around AUD12,000 according to the plant owner. The electrical energy consumption recording period after the condensing pressure set point adjustment was too short to establish the exact impact on SEC. For the Tamworth facility the average monthly electricity account ranges from AUD6,000 to AUD8,000. It is estimated that the condensing pressure set point adjustment at Lismore reduced SEC by 20 to 40% to around 65 to 85 kWh/m³*a. The comparison between the electrical energy consumption for the Tamworth and Lismore facilities is provided in graph form in Figure 4.

Figure 3. PV panel contribution for Perth facility

Figure 5. Specific energy consumption (SEC)

The significant difference in energy consumption between Tamworth and Lismore is most likely mainly attributable to the selection of the type of compressor, the plant configuration and the fixed speed compressor drives. Table 2 details modelled annual energy consumption values of various compressor configurations and two different load patterns (Lorentzen, 1981). The advantage of reciprocating compressors compared with screw compressors in terms of energy performance is clear. Table 2. Modelled annual energy consumption for various compressor configurations and load patterns w Figure 4. Energy consumption comparison for Tamworth and Lismore facilities

In the case of Perth, the 700 MWh represent the electrical energy supplied from the grid and the 219 MWh the energy supplied from the photovoltaic panels. The sum of 919 MWh represents the energy consumption of the entire facility for the nine month period shown. The total amount of electrical energy supplied from the grid to the Perth facility is 915.6 MWh for the period 1 July 2014 to 30 June 2015. The contribution of the PV panels is only known from 1.7.2014 to 31.3.2015 inclusive. Therefore only the nine month period where supplies from the grid and the PV panels overlap is shown in Table 1. The monthly contribution from the PV Panels is shown in Figure 3. The annual electrical energy consumption of 1226 MWh for the Perth facility is simply estimated by extrapolation as shown in Table 1. If an assumed 20% of the annual electrical energy consumption are allocated to services other than the NH3 plant, the annual specific energy consumption (SEC) of the NH3 system becomes 22.7 kWh/m³*a. At the conclusion of the energy consumption recording period for Lismore, the attention of the plant owner was drawn to the fact that the set point for the condensing pressure control was higher than necessary. Following reduction of the condensing pressure set point to enable 12  JULY 2016  I  COLDºRUNNING

Compressorcombination¨ Screwcompressorcapacity,[kW]

1 2 3 4 5 6 7

1x500 1x500 1x452 1x452 1x500 1x452 -

Reciprocatingcompressorcapacity,[kW] -


1x48 1x48

Energyconsumption,patternI,[MWh/a] 1845 1812 740

725 898

1x48 3x151



Energyconsumption,patternII,[MWh/a] 1890 1825 1440 1370 1250 1150 1075

Compressor Combinations: 1: Single stage screw compressor 2: Single stage screw compressor with economizer 3: Single stage screw and dual stage reciprocating compressor 4: Single stage screw compressor with economizer and dual stage reciprocating compressor 5: Dual stage screw compressor 6: Dual stage screw and dual stage reciprocating compressor 7: Dual stage reciprocating compressors Load patterns: I: Combination of plate freezers and freezer stores, load variation 10-100% II: Combination of blast freezers and freezer stores, load variation 40-100% Maximum refrigeration capacity at -40°C evaporating temperature is 500 kW in all cases.

[ ARTICLE ] The modelling results in Table 2 do not reflect the presence of medium temperature refrigeration loads and the use of variable frequency compressor drives. As such they do not fully explain the energy consumption differences between Tamworth and Lismore. The results reproduced in Table 2 do illustrate the importance of compressor part load efficiency with respect to the delivery of superior energy performance. The comparison of typical compressor part load efficiencies in Table 3 further illustrates the importance of considering this element during system design (Comsel v3.20.02). All values are coefficients of performance (COP) calculated as refrigeration capacity divided by compressor shaft power. The operating condition is -10°C saturated evaporating temperature, 35°C saturated condensing temperature, 0°C superheat, 0°C subcooling, refrigerant NH3. The reciprocating compressor is a Grasso V600 with a refrigeration capacity at 100% (1500 rpm) of 315.7 kW, corresponding shaft power consumption 83.1 kW. The screw compressor is a Grasso HR2655S without economizer with a refrigeration capacity at 100% (2940 rpm) of 294.5 kW, corresponding shaft power 82.9 kW. Table 3. Comparison between part load efficiencies for screw and reciprocating compressors Load,[%],

100 87

Fixedspeed Variablespeed



3.80 3.55 3.74 3.42

Reciprocating Screw 3.80 3.55

3.83 3.47


3.66 3.31

3.84 3.36


3.40 2.82

3.82 2.98


- 1.79

62 37

3.55 3.12

3.16 2.36

3.84 3.18

3.80 2.70

3.64 2.44


The owner of the Perth facility operates a second distribution facility in the same suburb around two kilometres from the warehouse serviced the low charge NH3 plant. Table 4. Estimated design heat loads for Perth warehouse serviced by low charge NH3 system Estimated heat loads:


Refrigerant temperature, ºC


Flour Room, 16oC, LxWxH=40.5x5.9x10.0 m

HT -3 11.1

Chiller, 4oC, LxWxH=40.5x22.5x10.0 m


Annex, 4.0oC, LxWxH=71.6x13.0x10.0 m


Freezer, -25oC, LxWxH=55.5x40.5x10.0 m


Total (~43,000 m³)

173.8 228.4

Table 5. Estimated design heat loads for Cocos Dr. warehouse serviced by HFC systems Estimated heat loads:



Refrigerant temperature, ºC



Freezer 1, -25oC, LxWxH=35.5x24.0x9.0 m

Freezer 2, -25oC, LxWxH=30.0x29.5x9.0 m

88.8 94.8


Chiller 2, 4oC, LxWxH=14.5x8.3x9.0 m


Dock, 4°C, LxWxH=20.0x19.0x4.5 m


Refrigerant temperature, oC


Annex, 4.0oC, LxWxH=37.5x6.0x4.5 m Total (~22,000 m³)




HT -3 82.3 193.1

The second facility is referred to as the Cocos Dr. warehouse. The Cocos Dr. warehouse is serviced by industry standard, individual air cooled HFC based condensing units with electric defrost in the low temperature areas. Tables 4 and 5 show the design refrigeration loads for the Perth and Cocos Dr. distribution centres. It is evident that the design refrigeration loads for the two distribution centres are similar. The financial records of the operator of the Cocos Dr. warehouse indicate monthly electrical energy supply costs of around AUD42,000 per month on average. The electricity account for the Perth warehouse for the period 1 to 30 April 2015 was AUD 13,751.57 incl. 10% GST. This was for a total supply of 81,264 kWh. Based on Figure 3 this level of monthly electrical energy consumption is not unusual. It is the same electrical energy provider for both the Perth and the Cocos Dr. warehouses. From this it may be concluded that the energy performance improvement of the Perth warehouse serviced by a low charge NH3 system represents around (1-13,752/42,000)*100≈67% compared with Cocos Dr. This significant difference in energy consumption between HFC and NH3 may appear extraordinary, but it is not when comparisons are made between other facilities operated by the same owner. A 1,385 m² facility situated at Kunda Park in Southeast Queensland and serviced by HFC based air cooled systems with electric defrost consumes around 1,265 MWh annually. An 1,130 m² facility serviced by a dual stage, liquid overfeed NH3 system situated at Somersby north of Sydney in New South Wales consumes 546 MWh annually (Jensen, 2013).


A low charge NH3 refrigeration plant does not necessarily feature superior energy performance compared with other NH3 based systems. As the comparison between Tamworth and Lismore shows, employment of NH3 as the refrigerant is no guarantee of above average energy performance either. There are several factors that individually contribute towards the improvement of the energy efficiency. In order of significance these may summarized as shown in Table 6. The percentage improvements shown cannot be interpreted as cumulative. Each factor is to be considered as one individual change all other things being equal. Table 6. Factors impacting upon energy performance of low charge NH3 systems Item Energy conservation factor 1

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2 4

Chiller 1, 4oC, LxWxH=35.5x7.5x9.0 m Chiller Corridor, 4oC

Estimated heat loads:

Percentage impact [%] 15-25

Evaporator fan speed control

15-25 5-25

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5 Quality of match between compressor turn-down ratios & heat load variations

10-20 0-15

6 Condenser size, condenser fan speed control and condenser efficiency 5-10 7 8

Liquid injection control into the evaporators Elimination of liquid within suction lines

5-10 2-4

9 Use of low friction loss 304SS schedule 10 refrigerant pipe lines in lieu of carbon steel 1-2


[ ARTICLE ] A refrigerated distribution facility comprising 46,000 m³ frozen storage plus a 7,000 m³ annex (Jensen, 2000) recorded a specific energy consumption of 35 kWh/ m³*a. This facility was serviced by a dual stage, liquid overfeed system comprising three identical fixed speed drive screw compressors; one booster, one second stage compressor and one dual duty standby machine. The penthouse evaporators were fitted with variable frequency drive fans. A 23,000 m³ refrigerated storage facility in the same geographic location with a slightly different mix between low and medium temperature services recorded a specific energy consumption of 27 kWh/m³*a (Jensen, 2013). The latter facility was serviced by a dual stage, liquid overfeed system with four fixed speed drive reciprocating compressors. The percentage nominated in Table 6, item 1 refers to the comparison between these two practical systems, but a similar energy performance improvement estimate may be derived from Table 2.

thermal performances will not necessarily guarantee a successful outcome. The system designer must look at all heat exchanger designs critically with a view to addressing all of the issues summarized above.

A refrigerated distribution facility comprising 46,000 m³ frozen storage plus a 7,000 m³ annex (Jensen, 2000) with variable speed penthouse fans recorded a 35% lower specific energy consumption than a similar neighbouring facility with the same owner and fixed speed fans fitted to the penthouse evaporators. Around 8-9% of the 35% energy performance difference was attributable to warehouse design. This forms the basis for the percentage nominated in item 2, Table 6.

Evaporative condensers may be designed and selected such that the energy consumed by the condenser (the sum of fan and pump energy) is less than 1% of the design heat rejection, but ratios of 2-3% are no rarity in practice. Secondly, oversizing the condenser such that it reduces the saturated condensing temperature by 1K, improves the coefficient of performance of a typical second stage compressor by 2.6%. The percentage improvement nominated in item 6, Table 6 is readily within reach with this simple measure.

In relation to item 3, Table 6 there are many practical examples of dry expansion feed air coolers for NH3 failing to meet performance expectations (Jensen, 2011). There are several reasons for this. The most important are summarized below:

Quality based control of the liquid injection into the evaporators is superior to conventional superheat based control (Jensen, 2015). Practice has shown that entering temperature differences (ETD) between air and refrigerant of around 2.5K are possible without excessive control instability. In this context it is important to ensure that the possibility of liquid hold-up in the evaporator is minimized. The percentage range nominated in item 7, Table 6 is derived by estimating the impact on energy efficiency of raised plant suction pressure that reduced ETD gives rise to.

- Incorrect evaporator circuiting causing inadequate turbulence and stratified flow, - Non-uniform liquid distribution within the air cooler, -

Presence of water in the refrigerant causing a refrigerant bubble point rise towards the conclusion of the evaporation process which in turn provides a false superheat control signal,

- Air cooler core tube material with inadequate thermal conductivity again causing lack of turbulence and stratified flow, - Mismatch between the operating envelope provided by the air cooler manufacturer and the operating envelope required by the system, - Oil fouling on the internal tube surfaces of the air coolers, - Inadequate condensate removal during hot gas defrost due to inappropriate condensate drainage provisions, - Inappropriate selection of expansion valve for the application - Sub-optimal control methodology applied to the refrigerant injection and the control of the hot gas defrost procedure. There are new air cooler technologies available that address the problem of inadequate exposure of the internal tube surfaces to the boiling refrigerant. These are based on internal tube surface enhancement that causes a capillary effect. New liquid distribution technologies have also been made available to enlarge the operating envelope (Nelson, 2013; Jensen 2015). The main issue for the refrigeration plant designer to understand here is that reliance on air cooler suppliers to provide heat exchangers that deliver the specified 14  JULY 2016  I  COLDºRUNNING

Item 4, Table 6 refers to the retrofitting of variable frequency drives to an existing refrigerated warehouse in Sydney, Australia. This measure reduced annual energy consumption by >15% (NSW Office of Environment and Heritage, 2012). The plant is a dual stage liquid overfeed system with screw compressors servicing a mixture of low temperature, medium temperature and blast freezing rooms, total area around 30,000 m². Extensive part load operation of compressors is a common problem in many industrial refrigeration systems. The percentage impact referenced in item 5, Table 6 is a function of the severity of the problem; the magnitude of the potential efficiency loss is as described in Table 2.


Ammonia refrigeration systems with reduced refrigerant inventory (low charge NH3 systems) have been presented as potentially highly attractive alternatives to both industry standard HFC based systems and also conventional liquid overfeed and/or gravity flooded NH3 systems. Appropriately designed low charge NH3 systems demonstrate measured specific energy consumption values in kWh/m³*a that are up to 67% lower than industry standard HFC based air cooled, single stage systems and up to 50% lower than gravity flooded, single stage screw compressor based systems employing NH3 refrigerant. The energy performances of low charge NH3 systems are sufficiently attractive to warrant straight replacement of existing industry standard HFC based systems with new NH3 systems provided plant owners can accept rates of return of 20% and prevailing unit electricity prices are ≥AUD200/MWh. An added benefit of low charge NH3 systems are the exceptionally low refrigerant inventories in the air coolers located within the refrigerated space. Complete loss of the operating charge from one of three air coolers within a refrigerated warehouse will under normal circumstances not give rise to an ammonia concentration within the warehouse of more than 200 ppm (complete mixing) and usually less. It requires NH3 concentrations that are 20-25 times greater and exposure times of 0.5 to 2 hours to pose significant risks to human health. Article courtesy Stefan S. JENSEN, B.Sc.Eng. FIEAust, CPEng, NER, RPEQ, F.AIRAH

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Satisfying Warehousing & Logistics Wireless Needs The Extricom LS-3000 Channel BlanketTM WLAN Technology for Very Large-scale Deployments Extricom’s Channel Blanket™ has earned a reputation in the enterprise WLAN industry as the ‘go-to’ solution for organizations that want to realize the dream of true wireless mobility, along with wire-like connectivity and throughput, even in the most challenging RF environments. Those close to the WLAN industry know that in such environments, traditional WLAN architectures struggle to deliver the goods. The LS-3000 makes the Channel Blanket available to a new range of customers: those with potentially very large-scale WLAN deployments, such as are common in logistics hubs, regional medical centers, and hospitality applications. This white paper reviews the unique challenges that must be overcome to achieve “true” wireless connectivity in large warehouses and logistics centers, and what makes Extricom LS-3000 the preferred wireless deployment solution for this environment. . In fact low charge NH3 systems can, if designed correctly, present an attractive business case in favour of straight replacement of existing out-dated HFC based systems with new, modern low charge NH3 plants. Modern low charge NH3 refrigeration plants can also provide significant energy savings compared with conventional liquid overfeed NH3 systems with screw compressors. Logistics - A Tough Wireless Environment In large warehouses and logistics sites, the requirement for seamless and reliable wireless connectivity presents a difficult challenge for WLAN. The reason is that logistics centers are large buildings filled with metal structures, moving vehicles, and changing inventory, all of which contribute to a dynamic RF environment that can be a classic WLAN’s ‘worst enemy’. We will elaborate on this next paragraph.


Figure 1 Typical Logistics Center

The Top Challenges for WLAN Deployment in Logistics Sites A logistics centre is typically a large area filled with metal structures, racks and corridors. As shown in figure one, this results in ‘RF canyons’ that are challenging for effective wireless coverage. Second, RF conditions change frequently and drastically, due to movement of goods, which can undo the tedious and expensive cell planning that is a prerequisite for deployment of traditional wireless LAN’s. Third, co-channel interference (bleeding of strong RF signals into distant cells running on the same channel) is particularly common in microcell deployments, due to metal walls, which create a high degree of RF reflections and consequent multipath interference. This results in slow performance. Fourth, in a microcell environment, the productivity of a highly mobile workforce can be negatively impacted by

[ ARTICLE ] roaming and re-authentication issues, as WLAN clients move from cell to cell. In logistics sites where seamless mobility is critical, during handoff (disassociation & re-association), no service is available to the client in either direction. Furthermore, the handoff is even more complex if standard security (such as WPA2) is enabled. WPA2, for example, can require complex log-in procedures which can easily consume ten or more seconds. Adding all of the above factors together, the requirement for reliable wireless connectivity becomes a tough challenge. Wireless Requirements for Warehousing & Logistics The harsh RF-environment that logistics centers present, coupled with the mission critical nature of wireless deployment for logistics, leads to a difficult set of requirements for WLAN providers: • Reliable, comprehensive communications: The WLAN must be highly resilient. Otherwise, connectivity outages will directly impact operational efficiency. •

Support a highly mobile workforce: The WLAN must meet performance needs of continuously moving wireless clients without roaming and re-authentication issues.

Noise immunity: Logistics centres, with their metal walls and ceilings can be a nightmare for noise sensitive systems. The WLAN must be relatively noise-immune or wireless communications will slow to a crawl.

Wire-like VoWLAN (Voice over WLAN): VoWLAN is an increasingly critical tool, and must operate flawlessly. System administrators and end-users expect toll-quality calls that are not dropped as the user moves.

Extricom LS-3000: Built For Large-Scale Deployments As wireless operation became an essential part of logistics centers, the frequent handoffs and co-channel interference problems of traditional wireless LANs, became less and less tolerable to logistics center operators. As a result, over the last several years, many logistics centers have turned to the Extricom’s Channel Blanket™ WLAN, which provides seamless roaming, and wire-like reliability to mission-critical, 100%-mobile environments. In response to market demand, Extricom has been constantly expanding the maximum size of a channel blanket. In 2010, Extricom released the Switch Cascade, which enabled a channel blanket seamless coverage of a logistics area of up to 27,000 m2, while supporting up to Extricom 32 AP’s. While this size of channel blanket is sufficient for mediumsized logistics centers, large and very large logistics centers needed to be covered with two or three channel blankets. The resulting solution was ‘almost seamless’: a wireless AGV (Automated Guided Vehicle) or a wireless enabled forklift truck, would experience one or two handoffs as it travelled from one side of the logistics center to the other. This was still far superior to the 10-15 handoffs that would be required if a microcell WLAN was deployed, but it was not totally seamless. The LS-3000 changes the paradigm. One LS-3000 can cover an area of up to approximately 100,000 m2, with a single blanket, due to its ability to control up to 128 Extricom AP’s. Such an area is the equivalent of about 20 soccer fields and puts the vast majority of logistics centers within the reach of a totally seamless Extricom wireless LAN. The Extricom LS-3000 Architecture The Extricom LS-3000 is a large-scale switch that drives up to eight MS-1000 Extricom edge switches. The architecture of an LS-3000 installation is shown below:

• Ease of Use: The ability to handle a dynamic RF environment without requiring additional cycles of cell planning. • User Security: Privacy of customer information is of paramount importance. Wireless Warehousing & Logistics Applications Competitive pressures and the resulting drive towards higher efficiency, are leading more and more logistics operators to deploy mission-critical applications that require a WLAN. A few examples of these applications are: • Wireless bar-code readers •

AGV’s (Automated Guided Vehicles): The top fulfillment centers around the world are beginning to deploy AGVs. The sheer volume of transactions and low time to ship means that AGV’s are always in motion and there is no time for stoppages or other WLAN problems. Every minute counts. Smooth, zero-handoff mobility, is critical for the smooth operations of AGV’s.

• RFID/Asset Tracking: A key component providing significant gains in inventory management. • Infrastructure Build-outs: WLANs allow enterprises to quickly expand or modify logistics center space in response to changing operational demands. • Communication - Voice over WLAN (VoWLAN) promises dramatically improved employee accessibility in large logistics centers.

Figure 2 LS-3000 Architecture

Each MS-1000 edge switch supports up to 16 Extricom UltraThin AP’s, so an LS-3000 can support up to 128 UltraThin AP’s. In order to ensure zero-handoff, seamless roaming, mobile clients associate directly with the LS-3000 switch. Network configuration details such as SSID’s, security profile, blanket channel selection, and VLAN assignments are maintained in the LS-3000. The Channel Blanket A Channel Blanket is an area of wireless coverage that is created by several access points operating on the same channel, Article continued next page COLDºRUNNING  I  JULY 2016  17

[ ARTICLE ] controlled by a central switch. A Channel Blanket is created by assigning the same basic network ID (BSSID) and same channel to one of the radios in each of the access points in the service area. Because the access points are controlled and coordinated by a central switch, AP transmission is tightly coordinated and there is no co-channel interference within the channel blanket. In order to multiply system bandwidth, Extricom AP’s have 2 or 3 radios, depending on the model, allowing the deployment of 2 or 3 channel blankets in any given area, as illustrated in the diagram below: Figure 3 Channel Blanket Deployment

TrueReuse raises system spectral efficiency to a level that is unmatched in the wireless LAN industry. Looking Ahead: 802.11ac 802.11ac, when it reaches the market in 2013, will increase channel blanket capacity even further. In fact, Extricom’s WLAN is the only one that will be able to implement all of the 802.11ac channel widths, including the ultra-high speed 160 MHz channel width, whereas microcell solutions will be practically limited to 80 MHz-wide channels. MICROCELL WLAN AND LOGISTICS CENTERS: A STORMY MARRIAGE The Intrinsic Co-channel Interference of Microcell WLAN’s Microcell WLAN’s have an architecture that looks like this: Figure 4 Microcell WLAN

Figure 3 Channel Blanket Deployment

Each channel blanket is operating on a different channel, so there is no co-channel interference between the blankets. The LS-3000 brings all of the channel blanket characteristics and benefits to a large-scale environment. High Capacity As mentioned above, Extricom AP’s typically have 2 or 3 radios, allowing the deployment of up to 3 channel blankets in any given area, to multiply bandwidth. Since each channel blanket is operating on a different channel, there is no co-channel interference between the blankets. Because there is no co-channel interference to worry about, Extricom AP’s can be located closer to each other than in standard microcell WLAN’s. When AP’s are located closer together, the result is that clients are always closer to the nearest AP which means the wireless client-AP link operates at a much higher data rate. The net result: average system throughput is significantly higher.

This architecture is very susceptible to co-channel interference, because the channels need to be separated far enough that AP’s on the same channel do not hear each other, yet the radio emission of an AP can easily ‘bleed’ into the coverage area of another AP that uses the same channel. In large-scale deployments there are typically over 100 AP’s, yet in the 2.4 GHz band there are only three channels. Channel reuse is a must, as shown in the diagram above. The 2.4 GHz band is still critical today because there are many devices that do not support the 5 GHz band. Extricom’s unique architecture turns the 2.4 GHZ band from a liability to a prime source of additional bandwidth. This is in contrast to competing WLAN’s that cannot leverage the 2.4 GHz band effectively.

Unique In the Industry: TrueReuse™

WLAN’s 5 GHz band presents many more channels, at least in theory. There are 21 available channels @ 20MHz channel width. This is a big improvement over the 3 channels available at 2.4 GHz, but there is still channel repetition once the number of AP’s in the deployment climbs above 21. Furthermore, if the organization wants to benefit from the faster 40 MHz wide channel width, then the number of available channels drops to 10. If the site is near radar, then DFS (Dynamic Frequency Selection) becomes an issue and the number of useable 40 MHz channels drops to just 4 (!).

A 4th way that Extricom increases system capacity even further, is its unique, patented TrueReuse™ technology, which enables up to three simultaneous downlinks on the same channel blanket.

Co-channel interference is especially severe in logistics centers, where the metal walls and roofs reflect RF in many directions. Significant co-channel interference has a heavy price: it

Another capacity-raising technique that is easy to achieve with the Channel Blanket architecture, is to run 802.11n channel blankets in HT (High Throughput) mode. In this mode, all clients are forced to use the faster 802.11n to communicate with AP’s. Legacy 802.11a/b/g clients that cannot communicate on 802.11n, are relegated to one of the other channel blankets.


Metal Walls Make It Even Worse

[ ARTICLE ] slows system throughput to a fraction of capacity. This plays havoc with microcell WLAN’s. One of the ways that microcell WLAN solution providers try to reduce this severe problem in logistics centers is through use of relatively expensive YAGI antennas, which are highly directional. The problem with the microcell + YAGI solution is that the client must still switch channels every time it moves to a different aisle, which puts a damper on mobility. YAGI antennas also add an additional expense to wireless deployments. Microcell WLAN Architecture vs. Extricom Channel Blanket – Meeting the Logistics Challenges The table below compares the microcell WLAN architecture to the Channel Blanket architecture on key issues: Table 1 Microcell vs. Channel Blanket

Summary Wireless network deployment in large warehouses and logistics centers imposes a unique challenge: the need to provide true and seamless wireless connectivity throughout huge areas of hostile RF environments. Extricom’s Channel Blanket technology is ideal for meeting this challenge. The LS-3000 brings the Channel Blanket to areas of up to 100,000m2. This puts the vast majority of logistics centers within the reach of an Extricom wireless solution. That is good news for the largest mission-critical logistics centers, that are now able to leverage the wireless LAN that behaves like a wired LAN: the Extricom Channel Blanket. Article courtesy Extricom.

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Voice Technology Helps Americold Warehouse Keep Its Cool

Americold is the global leader in temperaturecontrolled warehousing and logistics to the food industry, offering the most comprehensive warehousing, transportation, and logistics solutions in the world. Headquartered in Atlanta, USA, Americold owns and operates over 185 temperaturecontrolled warehouses in the United States, Australia, New Zealand, China, Argentina, and Canada. Americold has the largest global cold storage network with a total capacity of over one billion cubic feet. In Australia, Americold’s network of cold storage warehouses is an integral part of the national supply chain, connecting food producers, processors, distributors and retailers to the end consumer. For Americold to meet the increasing demand for cold storage and transportation services within Australia, the company’s management recognises the need to constantly improve standards, practices and technology. Evolving picking processes to deliver distribution centre (DC) productivity Americold’s picking systems have evolved significantly over the years, with the company constantly 20  JULY 2016  I  COLDºRUNNING

reviewing and evolving best practice approaches to delivering a faster and ever-more accurate cold chain solution for their customers. In the past, Americold’s Arndell Park (NSW) cold and frozen storage DC relied on paper-based picking systems. Whilst effective, there are newer, more efficient processes available. Initially, Americold implemented a label-pick solution which delivered higher levels of picking accuracy, and now, Americold’s Arndell Park DC implemented a fully automated, advanced Voice picking system, positioning the facility at the forefront of picking technology. David Gardner, Operations Manager for Americold, explained: “Over the past twenty years working within cold storage logistics, I’ve seen picking systems evolve significantly. When I first started working at Americold we used paper. We then went into a label-pick scenario, but now with a fully automated Voice-picking system, operators are able to work hands free.” “Dematic has been working with Americold for over twenty years applying warehouse automation and supply chain solutions,” said Brian Lang, Director of Real Time Logistics for Dematic. “Most recently Dematic has been working on inventory

management systems in Americold’s distribution centres – receiving and putting away stock, picking orders and dispatching them to customers. Following an extensive audit of the best fit solutions for their business. Together with Americold, we decided that a Voice picking system would deliver increased accuracy and productivity for Americold’s Arndell Park DC.” Real time data for accurate decision making The Voice picking solution has transformed Americold’s Arndell Park DC into a paperless facility, where operators no longer need to look away from what they are doing or waste time retrieving new pick slips. With the Voice system, when an order is processed, the operator will go to the location and confirm with the check digit that they are at the right location by speaking into a wireless headset. The Voice system will then instruct the operator to pick a certain number of crates or units and ask the worker to confirm they picked the right amount. The system will repeat this process until the order is finished. “I’ve worked in logistics a long time and in the past have used paperbased picking processes or an RF solution. When I came to Americold

[ MEMBER NEWS ] I used Voice picking for the first time and it’s dramatically improved my picking productivity because it is automated and hands free. The hands free aspect allows me to concentrate on the environment around me and look at the locations I am picking from. Because the system is fully automated and tells me the locations and number of goods I have to pick, and confirms these, there is no possibility of human error,” said Dean, DC operator for Americold. The Voice directed picking solution also facilitates a real-time, two-way data flow between workers on the distribution floor and the WMS. This flow of information makes it easy for managers to generate reports, which provide comprehensive and accurate insights into the operation in real time. “The Voice picking system is important to me as manager, as it enables me to see real-time data and evaluate my business. Real-time data in the DC allows managers to manipulate staffing levels to respond to customer volume fluctuations throughout the day. It also helps us to better manage our labour by ensuring we are putting staff to work in the areas of the business where they are needed most,” said David Gardner.

The right technology for the right environment Given the challenging operating environments of cold storage DCs, it is vital that equipment and processes are fit for purpose. Not only must the equipment and technology function for extended periods in colder temperatures, it must also accommodate the needs of pickers themselves. “As Americold operates in chilled environments, users are frequently moving in and out of cold storage areas. Carrying technology, having to take off gloves to key in information, putting equipment down and picking up the product, becomes a real problem. Voice is a hands-free, eyesfree solution where users don’t face these problems,” said Brian Lang. Voice technology has also enhanced the overall safety of Americold’s Arndell Park DC, explained David Gardner, “The introduction of Voice allows our operators to work efficiently and safely. The hands-free, eyes-free operational benefits of Voice makes workers much more aware of their environment. It also allows them to anticipate the actions of others for increased safety in the warehouse.”

A voice for the future Through implementing Voice picking technology within its Arndell Park DC, Americold has gained greater visibility of its processes, as well as productivity improvements. Order fulfilment accuracy has also increased, which assists Americold in achieving higher levels of customer satisfaction. Voice technology has helped Americold effectively manage labour costs by enabling appropriate staffing levels throughout the working day. Our business has also witnessed productivity gains and increased accuracy, which means that time is not wasted having to double check orders or adjusting for missed picks,” said David Gardner. “Over the years Dematic has worked with Americold to help refine its technology and picking processes, constantly assessing how its systems can evolve to deliver better customer outcomes. We look forward to helping Americold grow in the future and solidify its place as a cold storage solutions leader,” said Brian Lang.


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38% Power consumption reduced by installing NewTon Yokohama Reito Co.,ltd. Yumeshima logistic centre, Osaka, Japan In the recently bult Yumeshima Logistic centre, two (2) sets of NewTon R-6000 for the cold storage, one (1) set of NewTon C for the dock area and one (1) set of NewTon B for the platform on the main floor are installed. Energy consumption comparison between Yumeshima and the similar sized facilities (June 2014 to March 2015)

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Proven Energy Efficiency “At first I was skeptical, thinking an NH3/Co2 refrigeration system that has to employ a secondary refrigerant might not be as efficient as the conventional direct Ammonia refrigeration system, “ Mr. Sasaki from Yokorei’s technical department. However, after visiting Mayekawa’s factory to inspect NewTon in service and reviewing performance data. Mr. Sasaki’s skepticism was gradually melted away. "To be able to operate and maintain with a very little superheat, due to the flooded-t ype evaporator on the condenser that is strong against the load variation. Very little gap between the NH3's evap or ating te mp er at ure and CO2's c o n d e n s i n g t e m p e r a t u r e. C O 2 's h i g h performance as a refrigerant. These 3 points convinced me of the superiority of NewTon in efficiency and energy-saving. The pairup between the IPM motor and the inverter on NewTon is arguably the best match in a refrigeration system this size. With the BEMS (Building Energy Depty General Manager Management System) installed, the power Cold Storage Headquarters consumption of the entire facility, as well as Mr.YUKIO SASAKI that of NewTon, is closely monitored and it has been showing a very good result.”

Advantages of Factory Packaged System A NewTon package comes as a skid mounted unit that requires no on site assembly. This is an advantage in workmanship and quality over a conventional built-up system. Also, the CO2 pipe size and material can be change to reduced size and schedule, resulting in lower cost for material and construction. Furthermore, Mr. Sasaki states that he has seen other secondary benefits of a packaged system. “Factory package systems reduce areas for regular maintenance. The usually required oil flashing is no longer required. Also, the longer product life gives us a very long interval between overhauls. On top of these, the ammonia detector is only required in the machine room. All these benefits have given us a dramatic reduction in the maintenance cost.

Consideration to Safety NewTon was also praised for its consideration of safety in its design. "The chance of Ammonia leak is minimized due to the low Ammonia charge and the semi-hermetic screw compressor, compared with the direct Ammonia cooling system of the same size. Also, by containing the ammonia equipment within the machine room, you are reassured as a facility manager that damage would be minimal in case of an Ammonia-related accident. The reduced risk of mist back due to the flooded type condenser is also important.” In terms of CO2 refrigerant management, the over pressurization protection during extended shutdown periods is guaranteed by automatically reducing the CO2 pressure to a set point, when it rises while the compressor is stopped. "NewTon is strong in protective measure to maintain the CO2 circulation system. Operation to avoid super-cooling and therefore to avoid the refrigerant from turning to dry ice is just one example. These cannot be done in the conventional system.”

Power consumption reduction by 38%, compared with similar sized facilities Approximately 20% in power usage reduction has been proven at the Yumeshima logistic centre over a period of year, compared with the similar sized facilities. "The direct expansion R-22 system our company have been using does not require fan power for the evaporator and is a very efficient system. It is such a surprise to see NewTon exceed it in efficiency. "Upon seeing these results from our first facility with NewTon, we have planned to install NewTon in other facilities as well. To start, Five NewTonR-3000 will be installed at a facility of our subsidiar y company Thai Yokorei Co., Ltd Bangkok Distribution Centre Phase II in Thailand.

Yokohama Reito Co.,ltd. Since its foundation in Yokohama in 1984. Yokorei has been dedicating their business to cold storage facility logistics and food produc t sales.Our subsidiar y company Thai Yokorei Co., Ltd Bangkok Distribution Centre Phase II in Thailand.




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Crown offers premium Freezer Cabin-equipped Forklift Crown has released a unique combination of stability, manoeuvrability, durability, advanced technology and taskfocused ergonomics to the electric, sitdown counterbalance lift trucks for freezer warehouses with the newly launched SC 6000 Series. Available in Australia since March this year, the new three-wheel and fourwheel models with capacities up to two tonnes and lift heights of up to 7.5 metres are capable of performing a wide variety of material-handling tasks in indoor, outdoor and cold room settings. Four-wheel models feature a unique Crown-developed steering system, providing a turning radius and manoeuvrability that rivals threewheel versions. Rigorous long-term in-house testing and field trials ensure its performance and reliability will meet Crown’s exacting standards. Proven usability The SC 6000 Series incorporates Crown’s proven ergonomics for operator comfort, control and work safety. Its low step height of 375mm and ample head clearance make cabin access easy, while the overall design gives operators clear views in all directions and freedom

of movement – even when fitted with the optional soft or hard cabins. Newly developed fingertip control levers and clear view of both front wheels helps operators take full advantage of the manoeuvrability the SC 6000 offers. Other SC 6000 features help contribute to the safe operation of the lift truck. Nested I-beam masts that minimise longitudinal, lateral and torsional flexibility mean the trucks perform reliably and give operators greater confidence while driving. The automatically activated handbrake and ramp hold function further simplify the user experience. Crown’s patented Access 1 2 3® technology provides customers with dependable, on-board diagnostics in real time. The Crown SC 6000 also features an intelligent on-board control system which delivers precise control, providing class-leading stability and comfort. The system ensures that the SC 6000 maintains constant speed on ramps and assists operators by automatically adjusting the operation of control functions in correspondence to different load weights, lift heights, steering angles and travel speeds. For instance, tilt speeds are automatically limited, based on fork height and load weight, when below free lift height, operators have access to the full range of forward tilt and full tilt speeds. Robust testing and build The SC 6000 Series has undergone rigorous testing – both in-house during development and in the field with customers – to ensure Crown levels of durability and reliability.

Its solid design with robust chassis and full-length, solid floor plate beneath the battery, provides rigidity and strength in demanding applications. At the heart of all Crown SC 6000 lift trucks are in-house designed and manufactured, high quality, heatresistant H-class drive motors. They have the highest thermal ratings in the industry, giving the advantages of minimised downtime and maintenance costs and long life expectancy. The Crown SC 6000’s steer axles feature oversized steel/cast-iron construction and heavy-duty tapered roller bearings, which enable the truck to withstand jolts as it travels over rough surfaces and dock boards. The long-life rear-axle steering system has been tested for thousands of hours. General Manager Marketing Craig Kenchington said that the SC 6000 does much more than further complete Crown’s lift truck model line-up. “Crown Equipment has a long, proven history in cold storage and we’ve expanded our product line-up to better suit the industry’s needs,” Kenchington said. “The new SC 6000 Series not only helps us to bring a more complete product line-up to our customers, it demonstrates the international research, development and design capabilities of Crown that help us to deliver superior products. “Availability of a fully enclosed heated cabin also means that this technology can be comfortably enjoyed by cold storage workers, allowing them to wear more comfortable clothing and leading to better productivity.”

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Lamilux Lamilux are one of the largest producers of continuous fibreglass skins in the world, founded in 1909, by the Strunz family and producing the first fibre glass skins in 1954, currently under the daily management of Dr Heinrich Strunz the third generation. Lamilux have some 572 employees and 84 sales offices around the world.

With our unique production process and continuous process and high level of automation this guarantees reproducible manufacturing of the different materials at all times ,our plants are the most advanced in Europe , high standards are maintained by quality management systems through the whole process . Lamilux have now introduced ANTIBAC with innovative NANO technology to create maximum hygiene thanks to sterile surfaces the four main areas being: Medical

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New dematic agvs deliver safe, cost-effective pallet transport 24/7 With forklift operating costs in Australia among the highest in the world, Dematic’s new range of Automated Guided Vehicles (AGVs) offer manufacturers and distributors the opportunity to significantly reduce materials handling operating costs and virtually eliminate the potential for workplace incidents involving conventional pallet trucks, forklifts and reach trucks. Single or double pallets of stock and a wide range of production materials like reels of paper can be handled and transported safely and accurately around the clock by driverless AGVs in manufacturing and distribution centre (DC) environments. Benefits include significantly reduced labour costs and ongoing damage to equipment and stock, together with improved supply chain reliability and traceability. For businesses running multiple shifts, the return on investment is rapid. Dematic manufactures a comprehensive range of AGVs including forklifts, unit load, very narrow aisle (VNA) and specialty vehicles to reliably move materials, stock and finished goods through DCs and production environments in a timely, costeffective, safe and flexible way. Dematic AGVs are suitable for unit load handling in sectors such as cold storage, food and beverage distribution, fast moving consumer goods, grocery retailing, third-party logistics and a variety of manufacturing operations. Suitable applications for AGVs include: • Multi-shift pallet handling operations, in which payback can be as little as 18 months • Where loads need to be transported over long distances • Servicing storage systems up to 10.7m high, with special masts available for even higher applications • Operations requiring a consistent, reliable flow of goods • In process automation applications • Transporting, sorting and staging loads for despatch

• As a consistent, reliable interface to Automated Storage & Retrieval Systems (ASRS) • End-of-production line palletising • When the use of conventional forklifts is not appropriate • Where AGVs contribute to a safer working environment. Dematic AGVs are available in a wide range of configurations and capacities, and are available with a variety of battery and charging options including automated battery changing systems and opportunity charging during operation to optimise battery life between charging cycles. Customisable safety features including auto-stop proximity sensors eliminate the potential for collisions with equipment or personnel, ensuring workplace safety in even the busiest of operations. The AGV Pallet Management System (PMS) runs on a Windows PC over a standard wireless network, assuring low costs and easy integration to any Warehouse Management System (WMS). The AGV PMS controls the flow of product from production to storage to despatch, automatically tracking all product movements, providing accurate and up to date data at any time. The system also interfaces directly with associated production and materials handling systems including robotic palletisers, conveyors and automated truck loading systems.

NDC has been the leading manufacturer and supplier of AGVs in Australia for over 25 years. Dematic announced it had acquired NDC Automation Pty Limited on March 21, 2016 adding further to its comprehensive range of integrated logistics and supply chain automation solutions. Further information: Dematic Pty Limited, 24 Narabang Way, Belrose NSW 2085, Australia. Tel: +61 2 9486 5555 Fax: +61 2 9486 5511. About Dematic Dematic is a leading supplier of integrated automated technology, software and services to optimize the supply chain. Dematic employs over 5,000 skilled logistics professionals to serve its customers globally, with engineering centers and manufacturing facilities located across the globe. Dematic has implemented more than 4,500 integrated systems for a customer base that includes small, medium and large companies doing business in a variety of market sectors. Colby® products are designed, engineered and manufactured by Dematic Pty Limited. “Colby” and the “Colby Chevron Mark” are registered trademarks of Dematic Pty Limited.

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KION Group to become a global leader in intralogistics solutions by acquiring Dematic

• Combination of KION Group and Dematic creates a global leader in advanced material handling solutions • KION Group establishes a provider of the full range of material handling solutions – from hand pallet and forklift trucks to complete fully automated warehouse systems • KION Group expects the purchase price for the shares to amount to approx. USD 2.1 billion, based on an enterprise value of Dematic of USD 3.25 billion • Dematic contributes approx. USD 1.8 billion in revenue (calendar year 2015) with attractive growth • KION Group establishes with Dematic a critical presence in the Americas and further develops its business in Europe and Asia • Committed bridge financing; long-term financing with mix of equity and debt maintaining solid cross-over credit profile • Closing of the transaction expected in Q4 2016; transaction subject to customary closing conditions and regulatory approvals 32  JULY 2016  I  COLDºRUNNING

The KION GROUP AG (“KION Group”), already one of the two largest suppliers of forklift trucks, warehouse equipment and related services, will become one of the leading global providers of intelligent intralogistics solutions by acquiring Dematic, a best-in-class automation provider and specialist in supply chain optimisation. The KION Group agreed with funds managed by AEA Investors and Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan as the sellers on this landmark transaction to create a true global provider with close to 30,000 employees, more than € 6.7 billion in revenue for the calendar year 2015 and a strong profitability with a combined adjusted EBIT margin of approx. 9.4 per cent for this period. After deductions for certain liabilities, the KION Group expects the purchase price for the shares to amount to approx. USD 2.1 billion, based on an enterprise value of Dematic of USD 3.25 billion. The transaction is subject to customary closing conditions and regulatory approvals and is expected to be closed in the course of the fourth quarter of 2016. Dematic is a leading global supplier of advanced integrated automation technology, software and services to optimise supply chains and to meet the material handling automation needs of its customers. The company’s product and systems portfolio ranges from Automated Guided Vehicles (AGVs), palletisers,

storage and picking equipment including automated storage and retrieval systems, sorters and conveyors to a leading integrated software platform and automation technologies. Dematic has been growing annually by more than 12 per cent since 2013. It generated approx. USD 1.8 billion in revenue and achieved an adjusted EBIT of USD 166 million during the calendar year 2015. Dematic employs almost 6,000 skilled logistics professionals – including over 3,000 engineers in software development, R&D, engineering, project management and customer service – to support its customers globally, with engineering centers and manufacturing facilities located around the globe. With more than 100 locations Dematic is present in 22 countries. The company is a leading player in the USA, Europe, and worldwide. Dematic has implemented more than 4,500 integrated systems for small, medium and large companies with business in a broad variety of industries around the globe including the fast-growing e-commerce business. Global leader in Intralogistics 4.0 The purchase of Dematic will establish the KION Group as a global leader in Intralogistics 4.0. Leveraging its sales and service networks, technologies and resources, the enlarged company will be able to seamlessly offer the full material handling product and service offering to customers of all sizes in a broad range of industries across the world. This most comprehensive material handling solutions offering in the market ranges from manually operated industrial trucks to complete fully automated warehouses. The KION Group will thus enhance its position as one- stop-supplier for intelligent supply chain and automation solutions and is now perfectly positioned for attractive and profitable growth driven by megatrends like Industry 4.0, digitalisation and e-commerce.

[ MEMBER NEWS ] Both companies contribute strong complementary market positions and geographical footprint as an opportunity for revenue growth. Dematic will leverage the KION Group’s service network and brand reputation in key markets like Europe, China and Brazil, whereas the KION Group will take advantage of Dematic’s strong position in the US and European automation markets in particular. This complementarity is also the source of cost synergies from this combination. KION Group’s strong sales and service network together with Dematic’s sizeable installed base provides the basis for unlocking further revenue potential from services and systems upgrades. A unique company in its industry In the past year, the KION Group already started to build up a strong position as provider of automated systems solutions by acquiring Egemin Automation and Retrotech, thereby making further inroads in this attractive and growing market. “With the acquisition of Dematic we are substantially changing and enhancing what KION Group is and does – for further profitable growth in a quickly changing industry and digitalised world,” said KION Group’s CEO Gordon Riske. “We are becoming a unique provider of products, services and solutions. Like no other company in our industry, we can accompany every customer seamlessly on its journey to Industry 4.0 and Intralogistics 4.0 now and everywhere.” “This transaction will be transformational to our industry. KION Group and Dematic together will design and deliver solutions that better position our customers to respond to dynamic demand,” said Ulf Henriksson, CEO of Dematic. “With a shared vision and commitment to R&D, the combined company will continue to focus on superior customer solutions with significant investment in this area. Together, KION Group and Dematic will jointly define a new era in material handling solutions.” “The entire KION Group Supervisory Board is excited about the combination of KION Group and Dematic and is fully supportive of this landmark transaction. This marks another milestone in the implementation of the KION Group Strategy 2020,” said John Feldmann,

Chairman of the KION Group Supervisory Board. “Together KION Group and Dematic will be even better able to offer their customers worldwide the best suiting products and solutions available on the market.” “Following their purchase of Dematic in early 2013, owners AEA investors and Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan, supported by a renewed management team and board, invested significantly in the company to take advantage of automation trends in the supply chain driven by omnichannel retail and e-commerce,” said G. Richard Wagoner, Jr., Chairman of Dematic. “In the ensuing three years, Dematic has achieved impressive results: rapid growth in order book, sales, and profitability; dramatically enhanced global business processes; and an expanded and diversified global customer base. To support the next stage of Dematic’s development and our customers, employees, and other constituents, we are very pleased to have KION Group as the company’s new home.” After closing of the transaction, Dematic will be integrated into the KION Group forming an additional fifth operating unit, which will also comprise the businesses of Egemin Automation and Retrotech. This future KION Group operating unit will be headed by Ulf Henriksson as its President. Solid financing strategy “KION Group’s strong cash flow generation and debt reduction over the last years since the IPO has provided us with the balance sheet strength for such a transformational transaction,” said Thomas Toepfer, CFO of the KION Group, and he further commented: “We have solid financing in place to fund the transaction with a prudent mix of equity and debt in line with our conservative financial policy that will maintain our financial profile as a good cross-over credit.” The transaction will be funded initially with a bridge loan facility of € 3.0 billion which has been firmly committed by a group of KION Group’s core relationship banks. KION Group intends to permanently refinance the acquisition through equity, long-term capital markets and bank debt. The equity issuance of up to 10 per cent of new shares

would utilize the entire currently existing authorised share capital and is fully supported by KION Group’s major shareholder Weichai Power. KION Group is committed to maintaining its position as a strong cross-over credit with reliable access to debt capital markets and would therefore consider the full spectrum of equity- generating instruments in line with its conservative financial policy. The Companies The KION Group – comprising the seven brands of Linde, STILL, Fenwick, OM STILL, Baoli, Voltas and Egemin Automation – is the largest manufacturer of industrial trucks in western and eastern Europe, the global number two in the industry and the leading non-domestic supplier in China. The Linde and STILL brands serve the premium segment worldwide. Fenwick is the largest supplier of material handling products in France, while OM STILL is a market leader in Italy. The Baoli brand focuses on the economy segment, and Voltas is a leading provider of industrial trucks in India. Egemin Automation is a leading international logistics automation specialist. The KION Group is present in more than 100 countries and, in 2015, employed around 23,500 people and generated revenue of around €5.1 billion. KION GROUP AG is listed on Deutsche Börse’s Frankfurt Stock Exchange, the MDAX (the German stock index for mediumsized companies) and the STOXX Europe 600 index, which comprises the 600 largest companies in Europe. Dematic is a leading supplier of integrated automated technology, software and services to optimise the supply chain. Dematic employs almost 6,000 skilled logistics professionals to serve its customers globally, with engineering centers and manufacturing facilities located across the globe. Dematic has implemented more than 4,500 integrated systems for a customer base that includes small, medium and large companies doing business in a variety of market sectors.



Australia’s Largest Privately-­Owned Cold Store Operator Seeks Partner for Asian Expansion Australia’s largest  privately-­ owned  cold  storage  operator,  Oxford  Cold  Storage  is  seeking  an  operational and financial partner to expand its world-­class cold storage services across Asia. In a global first, Oxford is piloting a system of Automated Guided Vehicles (AGVs) in a third party temperature  controlled  environment  to  ensure  accuracy,  improve  safety  standards  and  allow  for  24-­hour operation, delivering significant competitive advantage in the industry leader’s push for international expansion. Founded  by  the  Fleiszig  and  Stern  families  over  four  decades  ago,  Oxford  is  a  third-­generation  business, now operated by brothers, Paul and Mark Fleiszig, alongside their cousin, Rodney Fleiszig. At the helm are brothers Stephen, Gabor and Luis Fleiszig. “Oxford  is  extremely  well  positioned  to  take  advantage  of  the  thriving  Asian  middle-­class’  skyrocketing demands for produce. As this demographic develops, there is less time for people to wait for fresh food in a traditional market sense, so cold storage is becoming a vital component of the food chain,” said Oxford Director, Paul Fleiszig. “We are at the forefront of logistics technology, designing our own systems with growth in mind to ensure scalability for the next phase, supported by our


expertise in data mining and high-­ density operation.” Delivering an annual turnover of $80 million within a robust growth industry (5% p.a. in Australia), Oxford was the first company to introduce a real-­time radio frequency track and trace warehouse management system in 1995. “A key  priority  for  us  is  staying  ahead  of  the  logistics  technology  curve  through  continuous  improvement across warehouse operations. Our R&D team is responsible for ensuring we exceed national and international regulations, meeting the increased need for “paddock to plate” tracing while delivering the best possible service for our customers,” Paul explained. As the operator of the largest third-­party temperature controlled warehouse in the country and 20th largest operator globally, Oxford offers racked storage for over 175,000 pallets, with the capacity to freeze 12,000 cartons and carcasses daily. Mike  Robbins,  Oceania  Head  of  Physical  Logistics  at  Nestlé  Australia  Ltd  said:  “Oxford  Cold  Storage is the most innovative operator in the Australian temperature controlled supply chain. The business invests heavily in technology, offering benefits within and beyond the warehouse.” “Oxford  is  extremely  agile  and  are  able  to  react  quickly  to  changing  customer  requirements.  Through

the application of flexible IT solutions applied to operations optimisation Oxford have been able to  deliver  end  to  end  supply  chain  efficiencies  in  warehousing,  transport  and inventory  management.” About Oxford Cold Storage Oxford is  Australia’s  largest  privately-­ owned  cold  storage  operator  and  the  20th  largest  cold  storage operator in the world (by capacity). Oxford is a member of the Oxford Logistics Group, with sister  companies  that  specialise  in  operations,  warehousing  and  transport  based  data  capture  hardware and shipping container storage services. Oxford is committed to providing quality warehousing and distribution solutions, at the best value, while still providing the highest level of customer service. It considers its customers as partners in business and, wherever possible, endeavours to help its customers in their business pursuits. Oxford is extremely experienced with servicing manufacturers of many different types of products, and has vast experience in the handling of chilled, frozen and ambient temperature products. The main Oxford site is in North Laverton, Melbourne and is Australia’s largest cold storage complex.

[ NEWS FROM GCCA ] Eben James (Trenton Cold Storage, Trenton, Ontario, Canada) was elected as the 2016-2017 Chairman of the International Association of Refrigerated Warehouses (IARW) Board of Directors on April 19, 2016. As the new chairman, James plans to focus on expanding the reach of the organization and building awareness for IARW members as not just thirdparty logistics providers, but the top experts in the cold chain. “At the end of the day, we want to make our members so relevant, so knowledgeable, so credible and so financially effective to the supply chain, that a retailer or other customer will look to our industry first instead of ever considering execution themselves,” James said. “And, we want to accomplish this around the globe.” Other new IARW officers elected for the coming year included Vice Chairman David O’Brien (Doboy Cold Stores, Hemmant, Queensland, Australia), and Treasurer Doug Harrison (VersaCold Logistics Services, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada). New directors-at-large members elected to serve three-year terms on the IARW Board are Mauricio Barrera (Basal Almacenamiento y

International Association of Refrigerated Warehouses Elects New Officers and Board Members

Eben James (Trenton Cold Storage, Trenton, Ontario, Canada) was elected as the 2016-2017 Chairman of the International Association of Refrigerated Warehouses (IARW) Board of Directors on April 19, 2016.

Logistica, Apodaca, Nuevo Leon, Mexico), Jason Dreisbach (Dreisbach Enterprises, Inc., Oakland, California, United States), Manuel Kabana (Frio Puerto Valencia, Valencia, Spain), Clement Lam (Swire Pacific Cold Storage, Shanghai, China), and Kevin Margeson (Commercial Warehousing, Inc., Winter Haven, Florida, United States).

Logistics, Newfield, New Jersey, United States) were elected as new IARW North American Chapter representatives. The new officers and board members were appointed to their board positions at the annual 125th IARW-WFLO Convention, held April 16-19 in Las Vegas.

Jason Lafferty (SnoTemp Cold Storage, Eugene, Oregon, United States) and Anthony Leo (RLS

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WFLO Elects 2015-2016 Board Chairman and Officers Fabio Fonseca (Friozem Armazens Frigorificos Ltda., Jandira, São Paulo, Brazil) was named the 2016-2017 Chairman of the World Food Logistics Organization (WFLO) Board of Governors on April 19, 2016. As the new chairman, Fonseca plans to focus on expanding the reach of the organization and building up the international presence of WFLO. “Members of the Global Cold Chain Alliance already represent over 1/3 of the existing 5 billion cubic meters of cold store capacity around the world,” Fonseca said. “This presents an exciting opportunity to grow our membership base by enhancing our resources and building relationships with cold chain companies in new parts of the world.” The WFLO is the research and education arm of the Global Cold Chain Alliance (GCCA) and dedicates itself to the

development of the world’s food systems, specifically in relation to the safe, efficient, and reliable movement of perishable products to the global community. With a focus on feeding the world, WFLO organizes projects in developing countries through which GCCA members provide expertise in the building and enhancement of temperature-controlled warehouses, transportation, and logistics services. Other new WFLO officers elected were Vice Chairman Nick Pedneault (Congebec Logistics, Québec City, Québec, Canada), and Treasurer Paul Henningsen (Henningsen Cold Storage, Hillsboro, Oregon, United States) New board members elected to serve three-year terms on the WFLO Board include: Brian Kyle (Burris Logistics, Lakeland, Florida, United States), Kirk Peterson (Unisea Cold Storage, Redmond, Washington, United States) and Naudé Rademan (CCS Logistics, Cape Town, South Africa). Steve Tippmann (Interstate Warehousing, Fort Wayne, Indiana, United States) was reelected to serve another three-year term as an WFLO Board Member.

Fabio Fonseca, 2016-2017 Chairman of the World Food Logistics Organization (WFLO)

Michael Jahncke (Virginia Tech, Hampton, Virginia, United States) was re-elected to another three-year term as the Scientific Advisory Council’s representative on the WFLO Board. New officers and board members of the World Food Logistics Organization (WFLO), were named during a general session at the annual 125th IARW-WFLO Convention, April 16-19 in Las Vegas. A Core Partner of ©

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Melissa Hunt of S & D Logistics Awarded 2016 GCCA Global NextGen Award The Global NextGen Award, developed by the Global Cold Chain Alliance, recognizes outstanding young professionals in the world’s cold chain industry. Melissa Hunt, Director of S & D Logistics in Australia, was named the winner of the second annual award during a general session of the 125th International Association of Refrigerated Warehouses (IARW) and World Food Logistics Organization (WFLO) Convention, held April 1619, 2016 in Las Vegas. Hunt represented Australia as the recipient of the Refrigerated Warehouse and Transportation Association of Australia’s (RWTA) 2015 Frank Vale Award. Now in its second year, the Global NextGen Award recognizes talented young professionals who have the potential to become future leaders and make a positive contribution to the development of the cold chain industry around the world. Finalists for the NextGen Award are recipients of industry awards that recognize exceptional achievement by young professionals in the cold chain in a specific region or country. Among other eligibility requirements for the award, nominees had to demonstrate excellence in their work, the potential to excel further in the many facets within the industry, and possess insight into their organization’s strategic values and direction, policies and ways of working.

2015-2016 IARW Chairman Angelo Antoci (left) and 2015-2016 WFLO Chairman Greg Brandt (right) pictured with the 2016 GCCA Global NextGen Award winner Melissa Hunt.

XPO Logistics represented the United Kingdom as the 2016 recipient of the UK Young Manager of the Year Award. “It is so important to call attention to the talented young professionals that are coming up in the cold storage industry,” said Greg Brandt, Immediate Past Chairman of WFLO and CEO of NorAm Cold Storage. “These nominees represent the future of our industry and their ideas will usher in the next wave of innovations that enhance the movement of perishable products to consumers around the world.” As part of the selection process, each nominee was interviewed and judged by a panel of industry leaders from around the world. Candidates were evaluated on their knowledge level of

the industry, track record of excellence, communication skills, and leadership skills. In addition, each candidate delivered a five-minute presentation to the panel of judges and the IARWWFLO Convention attendees. “It is a great honor to have been nominated for the industry’s Global NextGen Award,” said Hunt. “To win the award after being up against two extremely talented individuals and become the first female recipient is very rewarding.” As the winner of the GCCA Global NextGen award, Hunt will receive a travel stipend to attend a GCCA or GCCA partner event anywhere in the world in 2016 and was presented with an engraved 2016 GCCA Global NextGen award.

Candidates for the 2016 NextGen Award were nominated by national refrigerated warehousing organizations to compete for the global award at the IARW-WFLO Convention & Expo. The other nominees in addition to Hunt included: Colin Longmuir, Warehouse Manager, Henningsen Cold Storage Co., represented North America as the recipient of the 2016 World Food Logistics Organization (WFLO) Don Schlimme Future Leader Award. Kane Thomason, Logistics Solutions – Operations Manager, UK and Ireland for

2015-2016 IARW Chairman Angelo Antoci (left) and 2015-2016 WFLO Chairman Greg Brandt (far right) with the 2016 GCCA Global NextGen Award finalists Melissa Hunt, Kane Thomason, and Colin Longmuir. Hunt was the recipient of the award. COLDºRUNNING  I  JULY 2016  37


GCCA Hosts Successful European Cold Chain Conference The Global Cold Chain Alliance (GCCA) successfully hosted its 19 annual European Cold Chain Conference, 6-8 March 2016 in Amsterdam. The conference welcomed over 100 professionals from the warehousing, construction and transportation branches of the cold chain industry, with 17 countries represented. Most notable were the delegations from Turkey and China. Rated as a key venue for all cold chain stakeholders, the GCCA European Cold Chain Conference featured plenary sessions, breakout education presentations, networking events and a table top exhibition. Designed to address the typical issues of each segment of the profession, this year’s programme

covered topics such as Energy Savings through Emerging Technologies; Transportation Trends and Claims; Cold Chain to Reduce Food Losses; Worker Health and Safety; and EU Government Affairs on the cost of border controls. Business and industry speakers from Europe and around the globe brought their expertise to the conference making for a diverse set of speakers to the programme. “The ‘Next Gen’ panel of future industry leaders was a favourite amongst the delegates and mine as well,” stated GCCA President and CEO Corey Rosenbusch. “I continue to hear from members around the world that talent management is a top priority for them – and facilitating discussions with young professionals currently working in the industry gives us tremendous insight into how to attract and retain their peers.” The conference exhibition generated valuable opportunities for participating suppliers to meet qualified business contacts and decision-makers. The format of the ‘expo,’ adjacent to the conference programme, triggered a lot of interest and was much appreciated by both visitors and exhibitors. The

additional networking events and functions across the conference created the ideal atmosphere to foster business development. Julie Hanson, GCCA’s new European Director, oversaw the planning and execution of the conference as her initial focus with the association. Moving forward in her role, she will concentrate on relationship-building and developing valuable member benefits. Hanson stated, “My primary role is to reinforce the services tailored towards European members as an add-on to the existing GCCA global benefits portfolio, raise our brand awareness across the continent and make sure our European network continues to grow and strengthen.” Overall, the response of the audience has been overwhelmingly positive with evaluations giving the event extremely high marks. Presentations from the 2016 conference are posted on the GCCA website. More details regarding the dates and location of GCCA’s 20th European Cold Chain Conference will be released shortly. In addition, read more about GCCA’s new European Director – Julie Hanson, here. For more information about the GCCA future events, visit

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IARW Announces 2016 List of World’s Largest Temperature-Controlled Warehousing & Logistics Providers The International Association of Refrigerated Warehouses (IARW) has released its annual Global Top 25 List of the largest temperature-controlled warehousing and logistics providers in the world. Accompanying the Global Top 25 is the IARW North American Top 25 List. IARW has also compiled a list of the largest operators in Latin America and the Caribbean and Europe, reflecting the strength of the cold chain in both regions. The lists are determined by total capacity of temperature-controlled space.

Companies worldwide reported increased capacity and several new companies joined IARW in the past year. As a result, the combined space of IARW total membership is significantly higher. IARW members currently own or operate 4.96 billion cubic feet (140.50) million cubic meters) – a 4.88% increase from May 2015 when the lists were last published. The Global Top 25 currently operates 3.86 billion cubic feet (109.57 million cubic meters) – an 8.13% increase from 2015. The North American Top 25 operates 3.03 billion cubic feet (86.01 million cubic meters) – an 8.15% increase from 2015. The European Top 10 operates 568.72 million cubic feet (16.1 million cubic meters). The Latin American Top 20 operates 249.3 million cubic feet (7.05 million cubic meters).

“The increase in capacity reflects continued consolidation and growth of the global cold chain industry,” said IARW President & CEO Corey Rosenbusch. “As our members expand into non-traditional sectors such as fresh and customized supply chain services, capacity will steadily increase.” IARW represents over 1,190 temperaturecontrolled facilities across 60 countries. IARW warehouse members offer a range of logistics solutions, including storage, transportation, processing, blast freezing, exports, and more. A complete listing of all IARW warehouse members can be found in the Global Cold Chain Directory, which is available for free online or as a mobile app. For more information, visit

2016 IARW Global Top 25 Refrigerated Warehousing & Logistics Providers Rank Org Name Locations

Total Volume (Cu Ft)

Total Volume (Cu M)


Lineage Logistics

United States




Preferred Freezer Services

China, United States, and Vietnam



1 Americold Logistics

Argentina, Australia, Canada, China, New Zealand, and United States

Australia, China, Sri Lanka, United States, Vietnam


Swire Group

5 AGRO Merchants Group, LLC


Nichirei Logistics Group, Inc.


VersaCold Logistics Services

7 9

10 11

12 13


Austria, Brazil, Chile, Ireland, Netherlands, Spain, and United States France, Japan, Netherlands, and Poland


409,818,004 219,057,422



11,604,734 6,203,005 4,451,673


Canada, France, Netherlands, Poland, & United States



Partner Logistics

Belgium, Netherlands, & United Kingdom



Interstate Warehousing, Inc.

Cloverleaf Cold Storage Co. Burris Logistics

Frialsa Frigorificos S.A. De C.V. NewCold Coöperatief U.A.


United States



3,262,201 2,838,122

United States






United States


France, Germany, Netherlands, Poland, & United Kingdom 55,338,134

15 Gruppo Marconi Logistica Integrata Italy



1,566,999 1,559,999


Henningsen Cold Storage Co.

United States




Hanson Logistics

United States






Congebec Logistics, Inc.

Conestoga Cold Storage Oxford Logistics Group

Canada Canada


21 Montague Cold Storage Pty Ltd. Australia


Bring Frigo


Allied Frozen Storage, Inc.

23 25

Finland, France, Netherlands, Norway, Spain, & Sweden

49,660,000 39,526,536 38,431,920

34,149,879 33,787,112

1,406,212 1,119,265

1,088,269 967,016


CCS Logistics

South Africa



Trenton Cold Storage, Inc.




United States




[ NEWS FROM GCCA ] 2016 IARW North American Top 25 Refrigerated Warehousing & Logistics Providers Rank Org Name

Locations in North America

Total Regional Volume (Cu Ft)

Total Regional Volume (Cu M)

United States




Americold Logistics


Preferred Freezer Services

2 4 5 6 7

8 9

10 11

12 13


15 16 17

18 19

20 21

22 23 24


Lineage Logistics

United States Cold Storage, Inc. VersaCold Logistics Services

AGRO Merchants Group, LLC Interstate Warehousing, Inc.

Cloverleaf Cold Storage Co. Burris Logistics

Frialsa Frigorificos S.A. De C.V. Henningsen Cold Storage Co. Congebec Logistics, Inc. Hanson Logistics

Conestoga Cold Storage

Allied Frozen Storage, Inc.

Trenton Cold Storage, Inc. Confederation Freezers Zero Mountain, Inc. MTC Logistics

East Coast Warehouse & Distribution Corp. Brookfield Cold Storage

Interstate Cold Storage, Inc.

Midwest Refrigerated Services, Inc. Hall’s Warehouse Corp.

Nor-Am Cold Storage, Inc.

Canada and United States United States United States Canada

United States United States



260,000,000 115,203,748 113,693,701


25,698,994 7,852,697


3,262,201 3,219,442


United States






United States United States Canada

United States Canada

United States Canada Canada

United States United States United States Canada

United States United States United States United States


53,756,309 49,660,000

43,818,540 39,526,536 29,455,115


28,316,000 26,184,664


25,000,000 23,300,000 21,403,000 21,351,000




1,522,207 1,406,212

1,240,801 1,119,265 834,075

802,384 801,819 741,466 713,760 70,920


606,064 604,592

584,043 581,146

2016 IARW Latin American Top 25 Refrigerated Warehousing & Logistics Providers Rank Org Name

Locations in Latin America

Total Regional Volume (Cu Ft)

Total Regional Volume (Cu M)

Brazil and Chile




Frialsa Frigorificos S.A. De C.V.


Brado Logística S/A

2 4 5 6


AGRO Merchants Group, LLC

Arfrio Armazéns Gerais Frigoríficos

Friozem Armazens Frigorificos Ltda. Brasfrigo S/A

Superfrio Armazéns Gerais Ltda - Corporate Office

Mexico Brazil Brazil Brazil Brazil


60,892,278 26,128,601 19,651,571

15,820,986 11,978,746

1,724,274 739,878 556,470

448,000 339,200

11,300,703 320,000


Log Frio - Logistica LTDA





Bomfrio Rio Servicos De Logistica LTDA






12 13

Americold Logistics

Galores Cold Storage Grupo Ransa



Panama, Bolivia, Columbia, Ecuador 6,356,640 Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador, Peru 5,617,822

226,383 180,000 159,079

Serbom Armazens Gerais Frigorificos LTDA




14 CEFRI-Armazenagem Frigorificada e Agroindustria LTDA Brazil




CAP – Logistica Frigorificada LTDA





Goldenfrost S. A.





18 19

Vifrio Armazens Gerais Frigorificos LTDA Basal Almacenamiento y Logistica

Localfrio S.A. Armazens Gerais Frigorificos

Brazil Mexico


20 Industria E Comercio Alimenticio Sun Plant LTDA Brazil 40  JULY 2016  I  COLDºRUNNING










Membership Update New Members who have joined RWTA in the past three months are: FULL MEMBERS Victoria Armstrongs – Craig Nicholson (CEO) Armstrongs has developed and delivered training and assessment for the Transport & Logistics industry for over 50 years. Armstrongs is a Registered Training Office (RTO) and a VicRoads accredited heavy vehicle and motorcycle training and assessment centre working under the Australian Quality Training Framework (AQTF). Armstrongs is also WorkSafe accredited to deliver forklift licence training and testing. Website:

Link Cold Storage – Simon Frazer (Managing Director) Over 60+ tonnes of temperature controlled product are transported daily to city and country areas. We excel in cold chain management for the export market to be able to meet all criteria for chilled product to fly the same day. With our modern fleet, we can move your single carton deliveries to semi loads daily or provide storage for the same. We have a well maintained modern fleet and maintenance is conducted by our onsite mechanics on a regular basis. Combined with experienced staff, this allows us to ensure that deliveries arrive on time every time. Small vehicles ranging from HI Ace vans to the long wheel base Transit vans and everything in between allow us to service all of Metro Melbourne and country Victoria. Website:

PK Refrigerated Logistics – Paul Kamande (Director) PK Refrigerated Logistics and Services was founded in 2007, by Paul Kamande with just one truck. Paul is a professional in the transportation field and has over 18 years of experience. Having held various high profile positions in multinational transportation and logistics companies, Paul has gathered invaluable and extensive expertise in how to properly and effectively manage a transportation business. With over six years’ experience in business and with expert leadership, PK Refrigerated Logistics and Services has grown steadily in order to meet the demands and requirements of their customers and the market in general. The company now has a fleet of over 10 trucks equipped with the latest technologies for temperature control and employs over 15 highly professional staff members. PK Refrigerated Logistics and Services also offer distribution and storage facilities to all its customers. Website:

New South Wales Maddens Cold Storage – Brian Madden (Managing Director) Maddens Cold Storage is a fully Export licenced & HACCP accredited Storage facility offering specialised warehousing services that include Blast Freezing, Freezer Storage & Container Packing Address: Lot 1 Saleyard Road, Harden NSW, 2587 COLDºRUNNING  I  JULY 2016  41

[ MEMBERSHIP ] ASSOCIATE MEMBERS New South Wales Ingham Enterprises – Matthew Hemingway – Head of Transport Our business started in 1918 when Walter Ingham bought a piece of bushland in Sydney’s south-west, a rooster and six hens for his son also known as Walter. When Walter passed away in the 1950’s, the small business was handed down to his sons, Jack and Bob. Over the following 60 years, Jack and Bob Ingham built Inghams Enterprises into a poultry empire, feeding millions of Australians each year. Ingham’s entered New Zealand in 1990 with the acquisition of Harvey Farms. Over the past 25 years, Ingham’s New Zealand operations have expanded to become the country’s second largest poultry company. In 2003, Jack and Bob received the Order of Australia for services to the poultry industry, pioneers in research, development and establishing world’s best practice standards in the thoroughbred horse racing industry. Jack Ingham passed away on 5 August 2003 and after 80 years of family ownership, Bob Ingham sold the business in June 2013. Today Ingham’s is Australia and New Zealand’s largest integrated poultry producer, processing over 4 million birds per week, with a workforce of 8000 strong. Website:

Quorum Security Systems – Chris Pearson (Managing Director) We are a licensed security technology integrator of access control, CCTV, intercom and alarm systems. We design, install, service, support and maintain critical electronic security infrastructure across the eastern seaboard of Australia. Website:

MEMBERSHIP UPGRADES We would also like to congratulate the following Associate Members for upgrading their membership status from State Associate to National Associate Level.

Australian Personnel Solutions (APS Group) – Lisa Richardson – Chief Operating Officer APS commenced operations in the western suburbs of Melbourne in 1993, initially providing industrial labour hire to a client base consisting predominantly of manufacturing and distribution operations. With early success, a second office soon followed in the north. Along with geographical growth, customer demands also drove the introduction of new business divisions in the early years. A transport division, commercial temporary and permanent division were all started from the ground up in our new South Melbourne Head Office. APS was the first agency to provide true 24-hour service. In 1996, APS opened a fourth Melbourne office servicing the south eastern suburbs. The vision grew and in 1998, the first office in NSW was opened in Parramatta to capitalise on the large industrial base situated to the west of Sydney. APS was now able to service the NSW offices of our Melbourne based clients and explore the potential that this state offered. This success led to the further expansion of the organisation with the Brisbane office opening in 2002, followed by the Adelaide office in 2005. In 1998, APS was the first agency accredited under the Victorian WorkCover Authority SafetyMAP and in 2006 obtained certification to AS4801-2001 achieving OHS best practice standards across all facets of our business. With nine offices across the nation and plans for further expansion. In 2011 APS expanded into the Retail Sector with the introduction of a specialised Retail Division. APS Retail offers a unique service providing solutions to retail store networks including, store relays, refurbishments and merchandising initiatives. The creation of APS Retail was driven by popular demand within our existing national client base, through Distribution Centres and suppliers, who have utilised the services of APS. APS is now able to service the four major sectors within the employment spectrum - Industrial, Transport, Retail and Commercial. Website: 42  JULY 2016  I  COLDºRUNNING


50 members and guests arrive at the Brisbane Cricket Club to hear from two successful women in their fields. Jen Dalitz, an expert in gender diversity and business strategy, has a wealth of knowledge about working women, the challenges they face in their careers and some great ideas on how to meet these challenges and overcome them. A stimulating and varied session.

of her journey, with challenges and wins, through the Cold Chain Industry to become the General Manager of Atlascold in Canada. We are very grateful to Labourforce for sponsoring this networking breakfast.

Sponsored by

Guest Speakers: Jen Dalitz


Tuesday 7th June 2016 7.00am Registration for 7.30am 9.00am meeting. QLD Cricketers Club - Wisden Room. Enter via Gate 4, 411 Vulture Street, East Brisbane QLD. Parking: Car park 3, located at 87 Linton St, East Brisbane. Access is via the intercom located on the sign. Costs: Members $33.00 (Incl. GST) Non Members: $55.00 (Incl. GST) Time:


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experiences through her journey within the Cold Chain Industry to become the General Manager of Atlascold in Canada.

For more information Contact: Rachel Corcoran QLD Division Chair Mobile: 0488 900 445 Email: .au

Lisa Richardson from APS- our sponsors for the event - provided a brief but comprehensive report on the company and how they service their clients. RWTA would like to thank our event sponsor APS.

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Women in Supply Chain

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Laurel O’Donnell

Jen Dalitz is an internationally recognised change agent, having received numerous awards and citations for her entrepreneurship and expertise in gender diversity and business strategy.

Laurel O’Donnell is the President of Women in Supply Chain (WISC) and is the General Manager of Atlascold since 2013. Date: Time: Venue: Address: Parking: Costs:

Thursday 9th June 2016

7.00am Registration for 7.30am 9.00am meeting. Pier 35 Bar & Grill 263 - 329 Lorimer St. Port Melbourne VIC Free parking located at venue Members $33.00 (Incl. GST) Non Members: $55.00 (Incl. GST)

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NSW Networking Breakfast

Melissa Hunt then provided an update about winning the Frank Vale and Next Gen award and the benefits of participating in this Award.

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Laurel O’Donnell, President of Women in Supply Chain, reflected on her

47 people arrived for an early start to the day to hear from Anthony Byrnes from Henning Harders about the future of Freight Forwarding on the Cold Chain Industry. He was followed by an informative and amusing session by Frank Caruso who involved the audience in his presentation.

Laurel O’Donnell Laurel O’Donnell is the President of Women in Supply Chain (WISC) and is the General Manager of Atlascold since 2013.


VIC Networking Breakfast

Jen Dalitz, a Telstra Business Awards finalist, CPA and Board member has wide and varied experience in the corporate arena provided some insights on her unusual and innovative ways to change gender thinking in the work place to get the best out of the team.


Women in Supply Chain

Jen Dalitz is an internationally recognize d change agent, having received numerous awards and citations for her entrepreneurship and expertise in gender diversity and business strategy.

Laurel O’Donnell, President of Women in Supply Chain, spoke

After a cold and slow start to the morning, 41 people settled themselves in to have breakfast and listen to two enterprising speakers about working in the male dominated Cold Chain Industry.

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QLD Networking Breakfast

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Freight Forwarding Industry, and the effect it has, and will have, on the Cold Chain Industry. Cameron MacFarlane

National Business Development Manager. Henning Harders (Australia)

Anthony Byrnes

Commercial Manager Henning Harders (Australia)

Joint Speaker presentation from Henning Harders (Australia) Pty Ltd.

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Professional Health and taking care of ourselves.

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Overview of the Frank Vale Award and International NextGen Award.

Frank Caruso Founder & Executive Chairman.

Frank will discuss how his team is constantly looking at ways to develop quality new products and lifestyle programs that will help promote good health for all Australians. To this day he is still heavily involved in his business and remains just as committed about educating and helping people to achieve better health through bowel management and good nutrition as he was when he started way back in 1979.

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Melissa Hunt

2015 Frank Vale Award Winner 2016 NextGen Award Winner

Melissa will give an overview of her 2015 Frank Vale Award win, and the Internation al NextGen Award win. Melissa will also discuss the 2016 Frank Vale Award to raise awareness and encourage companies to get their young guns to participate in this years Award.

Tuesday 21st June 2016 7.30am – 9.00am Breakfast Point Country Club 72 Village Drive, Breakfast Point NSW Includes: Fully cooked breakfast Costs: Members $33.00 (Includes GST) Non Members $55.00 (Includes GST)

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02nd August 2016 7:00 AM - 9:00 AM


Caledonian Hotel, 219 O’Connell St, North Adelaide SA 5006


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31st August 2016 12:00 PM - 5:30 PM


RACV Royal Pines, Ross Street, Benowa QLD 4217




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Wednesday 31st - Friday 2nd September 2016


Sheraton Grand Mirage Resort, Gold Coast, Queensland

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06 September 2016 7:00 AM - 3:00 PM


Macquarie Links International Golf Club Macquarie Links Drive, Macquarie Links NSW


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16 September 2016 8:15 AM - 5:00 PM


Eagle Ridge Golf Course 215 Browns Road Mornington Peninsula


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( Victorian Division )





Date: Venue:

Friday 16th September 2016 Eagle Ridge Golf Course 215 Browns Road, Mornington Pennisul a 8.15am - 8.45am Breakfast & Pre Golf Briefing 9.00am Tee Off - Shotgun Start Cost: Members $198.00 (Incl. GST) Non-members $220.00 (Incl. GST) Includes: Breakfast, Green Fees, Lunch - Food & Beverages Sponsorship: Packages available Agenda:

REGISTRATION DETAILS (Requi red no later than 18th Septembe

r 2015 in advance - “No Pay No Play”)

Registrant Name ________________ _________________________ Attendees (Groups of 4) Company Name __________________ Handicap __________________________ 1. _________ ____________________________________ Address ___________________________ ___ ________ ________________________ 2. _________ ____________________________________ Email Address __________________ ___ ________ ____________________________ 3. _________ ____________________________________ Contact Tel. No. __________________ ___ ________ ___________________________ 4. _________ ____________________________________ Qty. ____ x Members @ $198.00 ___ ________ (Incl. GST) = $ _______._____ 5. ____________________________________ (NB: Player bookings will ONLY be excepted in groups____________ ________ ____ x Non Members @ $220.00 (Incl. of (4) four.) GST) = $ _______._____ 6.If_________ wishing to book additional players, it must be_________ __________________ a further total of (4) four players each (NB: Bookings ONLY excepted ____________ ________ registration. Please list additional groups of (4) in groups of (4) four.) four players and confirm via email message. Total $ ____ _._____

Whether your business is celebrating a milestone anniversary or you’ve had a recent business win, we want to hear about it and we want to share it with your fellow members. PAYMENT OPTIONS

A. EFT (Preferred payment) Commonwealth Bank: BSB: 063-101 Acc. No. 10472934 Quote Reference: VIC (Plus Surname or Company Name) Please book online or email this registratio n form to: or FAX: 03 9645 6445


B. CREDIT CARD (A 2.5% surcharge applies on all Credit Card payments). Mastercard Visa (Please tick) Credit Card Number

The RWTA wants to celebrate its members’ successes! For more information Contact: Greg Lucas VIC Division Chair Mobile: 0417 553 065 Email:

Expiry Date _____ / _____ / _____ CVN No.

Name on Card __________________ __________________

To showcase your business win or milestone in Cold Running, call the RWTA’s Executive Officer, Russell Sturzaker on 03 8620 2802 or email: __________

Signature ___________________________ _________




RWTA National Office & State Division Contact List National Office Russell Sturzaker Executive Officer

Telephone: (03) 8620 2802 Mobile: 0418 173 566 Email:

Address: VTA Offices, 50 Wirraway Drive Port Melbourne VIC 3207

Postal Address: PO Box 5, South Melbourne VIC 3205

Anne Thornton Admin Officer

Tel: (03) 8620 2817 Fax: (03) 9645 6445 Email:

Victorian Division

Chair & State Representative

Greg Lucas

Telephone: (03) 9240 4033 Mobile: 0417 553 065 Email:

New South Wales Division

Chair & State Representative

Steve Donaldson

Telephone: (02) 9627 9722 Mobile: 0408 280 209 Email:

Queensland Division Rachel Corcoran Chair & State Representative South Australian Division Tom Colyer Chairman

Telephone: (08) 8447 5625 Mobile: 0433 267 679 Email:

Bill Andary State Representative

Telephone: (08) 8304 6000 Mobile: 0413 437 070 Email:

Western Australian Division

Russell Sturzaker Chair & State Representative

Telephone: (03) 8620 2802 Mobile: 0418 173 566 Email:

Tasmanian Division

Russell Sturzaker Chair & State Representative

Telephone: (03) 8620 2802 Mobile: 0418 173 566 Email:

Australian Capital Territory

Russell Sturzaker Chair & State Representative

Telephone: (03) 8620 2802 Mobile: 0418 173 566 Email:

Northern Territory

Russell Sturzaker Chair & State Representative

Telephone: (03) 8620 2802 Mobile: 0418 173 566 Email:


Telephone: (07) 3004 1402 Mobile: 0488 900 445 Email:

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