Controlled-temperature warehousinge: 10 reasons why to choose it
Entrusting your goods to a temperature-controlled warehouse for third parties is a strategic choice with numerous economic, fiscal and management benefits.
Logistics warehouses provide certified and controlled environments for the storage of products, with different methods and characteristics depending on the specific business. These can range from temperature-controlled storage to cold storage for frozen products (-20° C) and dry storage for storage at room temperature.
Controlled-temperature warehousing, adjustable from 0° to 18°, is the ideal solution for storing all those goods that require certain storage conditions such as wine, seeds, dried fruit, herbs, energy bars, and supplements.
Here are 10 good reasons to choose to store your goods in a positive temperature storage facility.
Optimal temperature management
Proper storage is essential to preserve the integrity of the goods and avoid deterioration. For each product/food item, the most suitable temperature is set to maintain its properties, guaranteeing respect for the cold chain in all storage, picking and handling operations.
Compliance with health regulations
Positive temperature storage environments adopt all health and safety procedures required by law. These procedures are necessary to protect the products from any contamination or alteration, and thus guarantee their wholesomeness.
A reliable partner for traceability
In line with the HACCP requirements for the correct storage of fresh or packaged foodstuffs, the contract warehouse is also a reliable partner for product tracking and tracing throughout the production and distribution chain.
Optimised warehouse management
The warehouse is organised efficiently, using advanced equipment and dedicated software. For wine merchants, for example, products are stored according to vintage to facilitate picking and order processing, from pallet to individual package.
Flexible and modular costs
Companies can request only as much space as they need, varying at different times of the year, with modular and scalable costs. The positive-temperature external warehouse makes it possible to optimise storage and transport costs thanks to the possibility of combining several lots and taking advantage of competitive rates for shipping and packaging materials.
The fiscal advantages of warehousing
The temperature-controlled warehouse, if authorised, can also perform the function of a bonded warehouse for foreign traders. Storing goods in bonded warehouses makes possible to postpone the payment of taxes until the time of sale. In this way, it is possible to facilitate the supply of products, without having to advance the cost of VAT and import duties.
Warehousing under suspension of excise duty
For wine traders, it is possible to benefit from excise duty warehousing for the shipment of different consignments within the European Community with the issue of e-AD to an authorised company (e.g. excise tax warehouse).
Consulting for Customs Procedures
A trained logistics partner offers comprehensive assistance with customs procedures, guaranteeing correct tax management. Correctly planning a customs project promotes a smooth logistical flow and avoids having goods held up or incurring penalties.
Complementary logistics services
The customer can benefit from additional services, combining warehousing with order preparation, packing and delivery activities, carried out by trained and specialized personnel. Complete outsourcing solutions for e-commerce project management are also possible.
Integrated services and specialized expertise
Relying on a logistics partner for temperature-controlled warehousing gives companies access to integrated services that can also cover the entire distribution chain, from warehousing to shipping and distribution to the end customer.
Depending on the type of business, targeted, tailor-made routes are designed in a flexible and optimized way, MWM is able to identify, for each project, the most suitable solution to meet the specific requirements.