Kenyan firm plans big chilly chain facility in East Africa

A leading Kenyan warehouse and logistics service provider Cold Solutions, says it’ll make investments USD 70 million to assemble the largest cold chain facility in East Africa to deal with challenges that face transportation of perishable goods.
Cold Solution’s 15,000 sqm flagship facility in Tatu City Special Economic Zone in Nairobi would be the largest, most superior and efficient 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 non-public fairness fund suggested by ARCH Emerging Markets Partners Limited (ARCH).
“Cold Solutions’ one-stop-shops are designed to permit companies to keep track of products in real-time and facilitate transportation across East Africa via temperature-controlled trucks, either inside the internal 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 before it reaches a consumer. This can 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 complex to Tatu Industrial Park, which is residence to more than 50 Kenyan, East African and multi-national companies building best-in-class services in Kenya’s first operational Special Economic Zone.”

Tatu City is a 5,000-acre, mixed-use development with homes, schools, workplaces, a buying district, medical clinics, nature areas, a sport and leisure complicated, and manufacturing area for greater than one hundred fifty,000 residents and tens of 1000’s of day guests. ร้านซ่อมเครื่องวัดความดัน and companies are already open at Tatu City, and a variety of homes suits all incomes. Tatu City represents a new way of life and pondering for all Kenyans, creating a unique stay, work and play setting that’s free from site visitors congestion and long-distance commuting.

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