Third-party logistics providers are seeking not just growth, but sustainable growth. Dematic is partnering with Canadian 3PL, Groupe Robert on a facility that features temperature-controlled storage— 30,000 in fresh temperatures and 30,000 in frozen (down to -28 degrees Celsius).
The facility will be equipped with a heat recovery system that uses heat generated by the refrigeration equipment to warm the inside of the facility and melt the snow on its loading docks. The system will have the capacity to heat the equivalent of 100 single-family homes. Other sustainable features include solar panels to augment energy efficiency and a rainwater collection system for washing trailers.