Regardless of where you’re located in Florida, CWI Logistics is your go-to cold storage warehouse expert. We have over 5 decades of experience in both simple and complex logistics solutions. We’ve been serving large and small retailers across the state of Florida and the Southeastern US since 1966. Read on to learn more about cold storage warehousing and how working with an experienced logistics provider like us will benefit your business.
What Is a Cold Storage Warehouse?
Simply put, a cold storage warehouse is a refrigerated warehouse that’s designed to safely and efficiently store temperature-sensitive products like produce and beverages. Cold storage warehouses preserve the integrity of these products in a way that’s easily accessible.
If your business requires cold storage, it’s more cost-effective to contract your needs out to a third-party logistics provider (3PL). There are 3 main ways your business will benefit from a 3PL.
- State-of-the-art equipment
- Cost-effective storage
3PLs work in cold chain logistics daily. Handing off your cold warehouse storage needs to a company like CWI will allow you to focus on other aspects of running your business. We have a trained and knowledgeable workforce – taking on all of the stress and liability associated with the storage and refrigerated trucking necessary to get your products safely to consumers.
We’ve worked with major manufacturers and retailers through the years. This experience has helped us gain a wealth of knowledge and insight regarding cold storage warehousing. We have tried and true practices that we’ve perfected.
2. State-of-the-Art Equipment
A highly-trained workforce is only as good as its equipment. At CWI Logistics, we effectively integrate the manufacturing process with transportation to the retailer. We use state-of-the-art, USDA-approved temperature monitoring equipment. Additionally, we have inventory management systems, thousands of square feet of refrigerated warehouse space fitted with staging areas, conveyor belts, pick lines, and anything else a unique situation requires.
Our equipment and facilities are managed through efficient operations management and standard operating procedures that we’ve developed through working in supply chain logistics over the last 50 years.
3. Cost-effective Storage
Building and maintaining your own cold storage warehouse facility is not only cost-prohibitive but it’s also a major headache. Moreover, owning your own facility leaves you vulnerable to economic conditions, product demand, and other external factors out of your control. By utilizing a 3PL like CWI for your cold storage needs, you’re able to easily scale your business based on current demand and constantly-changing variables. Your warehouse needs today may be very different 3 months from now. At CWI Logistics, we’re able to expand and contract storage space based on your needs.
When you own and maintain your own warehouse, you’re handcuffed if you need to scale back or scale up. Not only do you have to maintain the facility, but you also have to hire, train, and manage your own workforce. Managing your own workforce adds significantly more complexity.
Lastly, you have to carry all of the liability when you handle cold storage in-house and pay insurance premiums for protection. Let us take on the hassle for you.
Trust CWI for Your Cold Storage Warehouse Needs
At CWI Logistics, we are your experts in cold storage warehousing here in Florida and beyond. We’ve operated in climate-controlled warehousing and transportation for over 5 decades. Let us take your logistics needs off your plate so you can spend more time running your business.
The CWI team is always here and eager to serve you for all your third-party logistics needs! Contact us today.