A main Kenyan warehouse and logistics service supplier Cold Solutions, says it’s going to invest USD 70 million to assemble the biggest 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 environment friendly within the area. The cold chain facility is flexibly designed to cater for numerous temperature ranges from +26 to -40 C and a quantity of product ranges, from contemporary fruit and vegetables, 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 private fairness fund advised by ARCH Emerging Markets Partners Limited (ARCH).
“Cold Solutions’ one-stop-shops are designed to allow businesses to maintain monitor of merchandise in real-time and facilitate transportation throughout East Africa by way of temperature-controlled vehicles, both inside the inside city or to long-haul destinations,” stated 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 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 cold storage complex to Tatu Industrial Park, which is house to more than 50 Kenyan, East African and multi-national businesses constructing best-in-class services in Kenya’s first operational Special Economic Zone.”

Tatu City is a 5,000-acre, mixed-use improvement with homes, faculties, places of work, a buying district, medical clinics, nature areas, a sport and leisure advanced, and manufacturing space for greater than 150,000 residents and tens of thousands of day guests. pressure gauge and businesses are already open at Tatu City, and a variety of properties suits all incomes. Tatu City represents a new way of life and considering for all Kenyans, creating a unique live, work and play setting that is free from traffic congestion and long-distance commuting.