Big Chill expands with new $40m cold store

Staff reporters
Wed, 16 Feb 2022

Hamilton cooler has room for 16,000 temperature controlled pallets. (Image: supplied)
Hamilton cooler has room for 16,000 temperature controlled pallets. (Image: supplied)
Staff reporters
Wed, 16 Feb 2022
Freightways will invest $40 million in a new 13,000 square metre purpose-built cold store for its fresh and frozen logistics business Big Chill at the Ruakura Superhub outside Hamilton.The facility, capable of storing up to 16,000 temperature-controlled pallets, will be constructed by Tainui Group, the business development arm of Waikato Tainui iwi. That will make it an anchor tenant in the $3 billion inland logistics port, which covers 490-hectares.Freightways chief executive Mark Troughear said the expansion was in line with the group...

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