To drive customer service & operational efficiencies, Whakatu Cold Stores looked to the FMCG industries for a 3rd Party solution from Interlogic.
Polarcold stores Ltd required a total software and hardware solution to manage inventory on behalf of 70+ clients from small family run farms to well known international food manufacturing companies.
Freezer grade vehicle mounted and hand held computers equipped with barcode scanners were required, capable of withstanding temperature swings from -23C to +30C in a Hawke’s Bay summer.
Headquarted in the Heart of the Hawke’s Bay, with operations thoughout the country, Polarcold Stores Ltd, is one of the Country’s largest 3rd party logistics cold storage operators, responsible for 11% of New Zealand’s frozen food exports.
The business grew out of a need for storage and handling of frozen primary produce grown in the Hawke’s Bay region of New Zealand. 1,200,000 tonnes of meat, 180,000 tones of vegetables and berries are produced annually, the majority of which is exported.
In the height of the season Polarcold pack 500 containers of frozen meat both cartonised and whole carcasses, peas, corn, tomatoes, berry pulp each week destined for overseas markets.
“There’s been a financial saving to the business of several million dollars.”
“We have a better read on consumption and improved financial costing basis.”
“Third parties can use our system to manage stock at offsite locations.”
“The support is excellent. We log our queries and get an instant response.”