A leading Kenyan warehouse and logistics service provider Cold Solutions, says it will make investments USD 70 million to construct the largest chilly chain facility in East Africa to handle challenges that face transportation of perishable goods.
Cold Solution’s 15,000 sqm flagship facility in Tatu City Special Economic Zone in Nairobi will be the largest, most superior and efficient in the region. The cold chain facility is flexibly designed to cater for quite a few temperature ranges from +26 to -40 C and a quantity of product ranges, from contemporary fruit and vegetables, to prescribed drugs and vaccines, meats and poultry, and frozen foods.
เกจ์ลมsumo 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 permit companies to maintain observe of products in real-time and facilitate transportation across East Africa by way of temperature-controlled vehicles, both throughout the inside metropolis 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 shopper. This could be as high as 60% for recent 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 advanced 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 buying district, medical clinics, nature areas, a sport and leisure complex, and manufacturing space for more than 150,000 residents and tens of 1000’s of day guests. Schools and companies are already open at Tatu City, and a range of properties fits all incomes. Tatu City represents a model new way of life and considering for all Kenyans, creating a unique reside, work and play setting that’s free from traffic congestion and long-distance commuting.
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