This temperature controlled facility provides Montague’s clients with storage options complemented by the company’s inventory management service. Designed for optimum performance and operational efficiency, it features chiller and freezer storage complemented by purpose-built speciality areas, offices and amenities, and is conveniently located close to Melbourne’s major transport arteries.
- Combines chilled storage annexe with two freezer areas
- 30,000 pallet capacity can be tripled to cater for future growth
- Close colloaboration allowed concurrent installation of
Montague is a well-known and respected company which has been providing fresh produce to the Australian market since 1948 and, through its Cold Storage division, offers temperature controlled storage and inventory management services to food industry clients including growers, manufacturers, exporters and importers.
Strategically located close to the city’s manufacturing hub and transport arteries, the facility includes modern, open-plan office and amenities and an expansive, portal framed cold storage facility with extensive car parking, and purpose designed AQIS meat examination room, warm room and IT area.
The cold storage area comprises three main areas – a 2300m2 annexe chilled to +1°C and two freezer areas totalling over 12,000m2 kept at -20°C. The refrigeration condensers use reticulated water from the two, interconnected 500,000 litre rainwater storage tanks on the building’s western side, which are also accessible for use in the event of fire.
Currently sized to house some 30,000 pallets of produce, the facility has been designed to meet future expansion plans and can be tripled in size when required, to cater for predicted growth. The warehouse is serviced by 13 recessed docks with dock levellers and a forklift ramp, all covered by a Zincalume and Colorbond canopy and surrounded by concrete hardstand for efficient loading and unloading.
Qanstruct not only collaborated closely with Montague to meet the company’s exacting operational requirements, but also co-ordinated the nominated contractors to allow installation of elements like refrigeration systems, racking, IT and materials handling systems during the final construction phase, ensuring timely delivery of this first-class project.