Kenyan agency plans big cold chain facility in East Africa

เครื่องมือวัดpressure leading Kenyan warehouse and logistics service supplier Cold Solutions, says it will make investments USD 70 million to assemble the most important cold chain facility in East Africa to handle challenges that face transportation of perishable items.
Cold Solution’s 15,000 sqm flagship facility in Tatu City Special Economic Zone in Nairobi would be the largest, most superior and environment friendly in the area. The cold chain facility is flexibly designed to cater for numerous temperature ranges from +26 to -40 C and a number of product ranges, from fresh fruit and greens, to pharmaceuticals and vaccines, meats and poultry, and frozen meals.
Cold Solutions Kenya is a portfolio company of ARCH Cold Chain Solutions East Africa Fund, a personal equity fund advised by ARCH Emerging Markets Partners Limited (ARCH).
“Cold Solutions’ one-stop-shops are designed to allow companies to maintain observe of merchandise in real-time and facilitate transportation across East Africa via temperature-controlled vehicles, both throughout the inside city or to long-haul locations,” mentioned Jared Irving, Managing Director, ARCH.
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The United Nations’ Food and Agriculture Organization estimates that over 40% of food in Sub-Saharan Africa perishes earlier than it reaches a client. This could be as high as 60% for contemporary produce in Sub-Saharan Africa.
Chris Barron, Kenya Country Head for Rendeavour, Tatu City’s owner and developer, says, “We are delighted to welcome Cold Solutions’ transformational chilly storage complicated to Tatu Industrial Park, which is residence to more than 50 Kenyan, East African and multi-national companies constructing best-in-class amenities in Kenya’s first operational Special Economic Zone.”
Tatu City is a 5,000-acre, mixed-use development with homes, colleges, workplaces, a shopping district, medical clinics, nature areas, a sport and leisure advanced, and manufacturing space for more than one hundred fifty,000 residents and tens of thousands of day guests. Schools and companies are already open at Tatu City, and a spread of houses fits all incomes. Tatu City represents a brand new way of life and pondering for all Kenyans, creating a singular stay, work and play setting that’s free from visitors congestion and long-distance commuting.
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