Kenyan agency plans huge chilly chain facility in East Africa

A leading Kenyan warehouse and logistics service supplier Cold Solutions, says it’ll invest USD 70 million to construct the biggest chilly chain facility in East Africa to address challenges that face transportation of perishable goods.
Cold Solution’s 15,000 sqm flagship facility in Tatu City Special Economic Zone in Nairobi would be the largest, most advanced and environment friendly within the region. The chilly chain facility is flexibly designed to cater for numerous temperature ranges from +26 to -40 C and a number of product ranges, from contemporary fruit and greens, 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 private equity fund suggested by ARCH Emerging Markets Partners Limited (ARCH).
“Cold Solutions’ one-stop-shops are designed to allow businesses to maintain track of products in real-time and facilitate transportation throughout East Africa by way of temperature-controlled vehicles, both throughout the internal 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 before it reaches a shopper. This can be as excessive 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 chilly storage complicated to Tatu Industrial Park, which is house to more than 50 Kenyan, East African and multi-national businesses constructing best-in-class facilities in Kenya’s first operational Special Economic Zone.”
Tatu City is a 5,000-acre, mixed-use development with homes, schools, places of work, a purchasing district, medical clinics, nature areas, a sport and leisure complicated, and manufacturing space for more than 150,000 residents and tens of thousands of day visitors. Schools and businesses are already open at Tatu City, and a range of houses fits all incomes. Tatu City represents a new way of life and pondering for all Kenyans, creating a unique stay, work and play setting that is free from traffic congestion and long-distance commuting.
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