Kenyan agency plans huge cold chain facility in East Africa

A leading Kenyan warehouse and logistics service supplier Cold Solutions, says it’ll make investments USD 70 million to construct the largest cold chain facility in East Africa to deal with challenges that face transportation of perishable items.
เพรสเชอร์เกจ ’s 15,000 sqm flagship facility in Tatu City Special Economic Zone in Nairobi would be the largest, most advanced and efficient in the region. The chilly chain facility is flexibly designed to cater for quite a few temperature ranges from +26 to -40 C and a number of product ranges, from fresh fruit and vegetables, to pharmaceuticals and vaccines, meats and poultry, and frozen meals.
Cold Solutions Kenya is a portfolio firm of ARCH Cold Chain Solutions East Africa Fund, a non-public fairness fund advised by ARCH Emerging Markets Partners Limited (ARCH).
“Cold Solutions’ one-stop-shops are designed to allow businesses to keep monitor of merchandise in real-time and facilitate transportation throughout East Africa via temperature-controlled vans, both throughout the inner metropolis or to long-haul destinations,” said 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 shopper. This may be as high as 60% for fresh 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 cold storage complicated to Tatu Industrial Park, which is home to greater than 50 Kenyan, East African and multi-national companies building best-in-class amenities in Kenya’s first operational Special Economic Zone.”

Tatu City is a 5,000-acre, mixed-use growth with properties, colleges, places of work, a buying district, medical clinics, nature areas, a sport and leisure complicated, and manufacturing space for greater than 150,000 residents and tens of hundreds of day visitors. Schools and businesses are already open at Tatu City, and a variety of houses fits all incomes. Tatu City represents a new way of living and pondering for all Kenyans, creating a unique reside, work and play surroundings that’s free from site visitors congestion and long-distance commuting.

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