Kenyan agency plans large cold chain facility in East Africa

A main Kenyan warehouse and logistics service supplier Cold Solutions, says it’s going to make investments USD 70 million to assemble the biggest chilly chain facility in East Africa to address challenges that face transportation of perishable items.
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 multiple product ranges, from recent fruit and greens, to prescribed drugs 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 businesses to maintain observe of products in real-time and facilitate transportation throughout East Africa via temperature-controlled trucks, both within 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 can be as high as 60% for fresh produce in Sub-Saharan Africa.
เกจวัดแรงดันสูญญากาศ , Kenya Country Head for Rendeavour, Tatu City’s owner and developer, says, “We are delighted to welcome Cold Solutions’ transformational chilly storage advanced to Tatu Industrial Park, which is residence to more than 50 Kenyan, East African and multi-national businesses building best-in-class amenities in Kenya’s first operational Special Economic Zone.”
Tatu City is a 5,000-acre, mixed-use improvement with homes, faculties, workplaces, a purchasing district, medical clinics, nature areas, a sport and leisure advanced, and manufacturing area for more than one hundred fifty,000 residents and tens of hundreds of day visitors. Schools and businesses are already open at Tatu City, and a variety of houses suits all incomes. Tatu City represents a new way of living and considering for all Kenyans, creating a unique live, work and play environment that is free from traffic congestion and long-distance commuting.
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