Scott’s Refrigerated Logistics (ScottsRL) represents Australia’s only truly dedicated national temperature controlled supply chain network.
ScottsRL are leaders in refrigerated logistics, providing temperature controlled delivery solutions and warehousing services to clients across Australia.
Our commitment to total transport solutions gives you access to a wide range of essential and reliable services including:
- Cold Storage
- Refrigerated Transport
- Multi-Modal Distribution
With world-class temperature controlled warehousing facilities located in all Australian mainland State capital cities, and depots in many regional centres, we’ve got Australia covered.
Our customers are at the forefront of everything we do; using ScottsRL ensures that your valuable goods are delivered on time and in perfect condition. Our customer-focused culture ensures that integrity and customer service are the cornerstone of our success.
Our customers include:
- Major grocery retailers
- Foodservice distributors
- Industrial manufacturers
- Independent supermarkets
ScottsRL is determined to remain as leaders of the industry through continually embracing new technologies. A continued focus on staff development ensures we maintain our position as a market leader and refrigerated logistic provider of choice across Australia.
At ScottsRL, we operate extensive interstate road network that comprises in excess of 500 prime movers and 1000 trailers as well as a dedicated pickup and delivery fleet to offer solutions for all of your refrigerated freight requirements. We are committed to continuous improvement, and our network is constantly evolving in response to our customer’s demands and market conditions.
With strategically located warehousing throughout Australia, our depots are located centrally in each State’s capital city as well as having facilities in many regional centres across Australia. This network supports our linehaul activity from compliance, management, and fleet maintenance perspectives.
We continually strive to differentiate ourselves from our competition by delivering services in a way that establishes industry best practice while complying with ‘Chain of Responsibility’ (COR) legislation. All destination lead times are in alignment with COR and are based on a seven day per week operation.
ScottsRL has extensive experience in providing refrigerated cold storage for all types of food products requiring frozen, chilled and temperature controlled storage. Our world-class temperature controlled warehousing facilities are located in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide, and Perth. These HACCP accredited, fully sealed facilities ensure customer goods will not be compromised, and cold chain compliance is maintained.
As a leading service provider of refrigerated logistics, we own the transport and distribution process from start to finish with either long or short-term storage options available.
Our full suite of warehouse services include:
- Order picking and assembly
- Palletisation and shrink wrapping
- Slip sheeting
- Loading/unloading of 20’ and 40’ containers
- Inventory management using our WMS for location, stock rotation and stock takes.
Accellos is our Warehouse Management System (WMS) and operates wirelessly via hand-held scanning devices with the ability to generate stock on hand and movement reports.
The fully integrated WMS provides complete product tracking, records temperature, serial numbers, and use-by-dates from receipt to dispatch.
Through our online customer storage portal, ScottsRL offers the flexibility for storage and transport solutions that can be tailored to all our customer’s needs.
ScottsRL offers both road and rail services to provide transport between interstate capitals and distribution to regional areas. We have established close working relationships with national food companies and food service providers Australia wide. Our PUD fleet handles chilled, frozen and ambient products servicing all major retailer DC’s, many foodservice distributors, and manufacturers.
We specialise in:
- National distribution and storage provision for all types of refrigerated goods
- Chilled, frozen and temperature controlled, palletized freight distribution
- Distribution to and from all major food service outlets
- Direct farm pick up for a wide range of fresh produce crops and fresh and frozen seafood
- National palletised produce distribution.
ScottsRL is committed to the ongoing review and evolution of our fleet and network of distribution centres to meet customer demands.
ScottsRL can provide temperature integrity from pick up to delivery anywhere within our national network – we have facilities in every mainland capital city, excluding Darwin. From the point of manufacture or processing to the distribution centre, we have you covered nationwide. Our customers include almost all major food processors and marketers within Australia, servicing all major retail chains and food service channels.
ScottsRL will consider property development to underpin growth or third-party logistics (3PL) arrangement with individual customers.
ScottsRL is totally focused on service. Working closely with our customers and understanding their business strategy is the cornerstone of how we work together. Through this process we gain an in depth understanding of how our supply chain best supports our customer’s strategy, and in doing so ensure their goals are achieved. This is an ongoing process that’s allows ScottsRL to continually provide and match services and capabilities to the opportunities that arise.
Our solutions team include Lean and 6 Sigma Green Belts. This team focuses on warehouse design and implementation and are responsible for direct engagement with customers. The aim is to achieve overall optimal collective freight outcomes for our customers through land analysis and balancing of forward and return legs by the ScottsRL solutions team to accomplish route and load optimisation.
All ScottsRL facilities are export accredited, and we have the ability to arrange international freight forwarding on behalf of our customers as well as all import and customs clearances.
ScottsRL partner with many of the largest food and beverage companies in Australia, with regular consignments sent to the major retailer and food service channels across the country.
Our long-term relationships with our customers are vital to the success of our business and are built on us being proactive about customer requirements. At ScottsRL we pride ourselves in providing leading customer service in our industry taking care of total refrigerated logistics needs, from start to finish, throughout the entire cold chain system.
We aim to provide a personal service of superior quality ensuring that throughout our growth we do not lose the ability to satisfy the needs of each of our customers, both large and small. Part of this service is the assurance that quality, efficiency, and accuracy is our commitment to you. Our guarantee to our customers is that we will care for your customers and your products as though they are our own.
For a snapshot of our business, the ScottsRL On-Boarding Kit provides a summary of important information for our customers - and most importantly, all the contacts you need when working with us.
We’re proud to partner with Australia’s leading food and grocery relief organisation, Foodbank Australia, providing long haul temperature controlled transport and storage across Australia. In normal times, Foodbank provides essential assistance to 815,000 Australians experiencing food insecurity every month. But these are not normal times and the charities that have been able to remain open during COVID-19 report that demand for food relief has been up 47% on average since the pandemic started. Foodbank is addressing this crisis by supplying more food and groceries than ever before to charities for distribution to vulnerable people.
We are a proud member of the Refrigerated Warehouse & Transport Association of Australia LTD (RWTA) who represents the Australian Cold Chain.
The RWTA both initiates and supports collaborative endeavours and promotes excellence within the industry. By satisfying the growing needs of our community, through the provision of temperature-controlled warehousing, refrigerated transport and related essential services, the Australian Cold Chain meets the increasing demands of Australia.
To view our 2022 Certificate of RWTA Membership click here.