Glacio announces construction of largest cold storage logistics facility in Norway

Glacio has announced plans to construct Norway’s largest public coldstore, at Åskollen, Tønsberg.

Planned in conjunction with Format Properties, Glacio’s new facility is planned to be completed by June 2023 and will feature a fully automated high-bay warehouse and space for 55,000 pallets.

Its location has been selected due to its proximity to both the E18 and several large food production plants, meaning the site will be well positioned to benefit the wider food production industry across the region.

In addition to storage, the new Åskollen facility will offer transport, freezing, thawing and various other relevant services for Glacio’s network of regional customers.

Espen Karlsen, CEO and Co-Founder of Glacio (centre) meets with Sigbjørn Myhre, project manager of Format Properties, and Andreas Hojem Olsen, managing director of Format Properties, at the construction site itself.

The region itself is a large and important area for food production and is very attractive in terms of efficient transport options and proximity to Oslo. Espen Karlsen, CEO and Co-Founder of Glacio, said:

“We see great opportunities in the market on the west side of the Oslofjord. We have already received significant orders for the new warehouse, including Nortura Tønsberg.

I believe that we can act as an attractive logistics partner for the market if we can offer storage of frozen, chilled and dry goods and combine this with freezing, thawing, packing, picking and transport.”

Glacio’s investment into the new site follows on from its acquisition of shares in Göteborgs Frysehus earlier, marking its first venture into the Swedish market.

About Glacio-Glacio is one of the preferred provider of temperature-controlled storage and transport for food producers, traders, and wholesalers in Norway and western Sweden in Europe. The Glacio Group is part of the Constellation Cold Logistics network and is owned by Arcus Infrastructure Partners in Europe.

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