Kenyan firm plans big chilly chain facility in East Africa

A main Kenyan warehouse and logistics service supplier Cold Solutions, says it will make investments USD 70 million to assemble the most important 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 advanced and environment friendly within the area. The chilly chain facility is flexibly designed to cater for quite a few temperature ranges from +26 to -40 C and a number of product ranges, from recent fruit and vegetables, to prescribed drugs and vaccines, meats and poultry, and frozen foods.
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 companies to maintain monitor of products in real-time and facilitate transportation throughout East Africa by way of temperature-controlled vans, either 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 meals in Sub-Saharan Africa perishes before it reaches a shopper. This can be as high 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 residence to greater 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 improvement with houses, colleges, offices, a purchasing district, medical clinics, nature areas, a sport and entertainment complicated, and manufacturing space for more than a hundred and fifty,000 residents and tens of hundreds of day visitors. Schools and businesses are already open at Tatu City, and a spread of homes fits all incomes. Tatu City represents a new way of life and pondering for all Kenyans, creating a novel live, work and play setting that is free from visitors congestion and long-distance commuting.
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