เกจวัดแรงดันco2 leading Kenyan warehouse and logistics service provider Cold Solutions, says it’ll make investments USD 70 million to construct the biggest cold chain facility in East Africa to handle 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 fresh fruit and vegetables, to prescribed drugs 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 fairness fund advised by ARCH Emerging Markets Partners Limited (ARCH).
“Cold Solutions’ one-stop-shops are designed to allow companies to keep track of merchandise in real-time and facilitate transportation throughout East Africa via temperature-controlled trucks, both within the internal city or to long-haul locations,” said Jared Irving, Managing Director, ARCH.
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The United Nations’ Food and Agriculture Organization estimates that over 40% of meals in Sub-Saharan Africa perishes before it reaches a client. This could be as excessive as 60% for contemporary produce in Sub-Saharan Africa.
Chris Barron, Kenya Country Head for Rendeavour, Tatu City’s proprietor and developer, says, “We are delighted to welcome Cold Solutions’ transformational chilly storage advanced to Tatu Industrial Park, which is house to greater 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, colleges, places of work, a purchasing district, medical clinics, nature areas, a sport and entertainment complex, and manufacturing area for more than 150,000 residents and tens of 1000’s of day guests. 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 considering for all Kenyans, creating a singular reside, work and play environment that’s free from visitors congestion and long-distance commuting.
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