Who Needs Cold Storage?
Many different types of companies require cold storage and these companies each have different requirements.
For example, frozen foods require lower temperatures compared to meats and seafood, fresh produce, or even medical or industrial supplies.
Some manufacturers will have on-site cold storage, but more commonly their products would be shipped to a third-party logistics provider, who will store and/or ship goods on behalf of a manufacturer. These third-party providers will most likely have warehouses with different temperatures for the varying products for different producers.
The providers will also store these products in different ways. They may bulk store, or place these products in different industrial pallet rack systems like selective, drive-in, push-back racking, or a pallet flow system.
Usually in these facilities, a variety of pallet rack systems will be used.