Kenyan firm plans huge chilly chain facility in East Africa

Best selling leading Kenyan warehouse and logistics service provider Cold Solutions, says it’s going to invest USD 70 million to assemble the most important cold chain facility in East Africa to address 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 efficient in the area. The cold chain facility is flexibly designed to cater for numerous temperature ranges from +26 to -40 C and a number of product ranges, from contemporary fruit and greens, 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 personal equity fund suggested by ARCH Emerging Markets Partners Limited (ARCH).
“Cold Solutions’ one-stop-shops are designed to permit companies to keep monitor of products in real-time and facilitate transportation across East Africa via temperature-controlled vehicles, either throughout the inner 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 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.
Chris Barron, 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 greater than 50 Kenyan, East African and multi-national companies building best-in-class facilities in Kenya’s first operational Special Economic Zone.”
Tatu City is a 5,000-acre, mixed-use improvement with homes, schools, offices, a buying district, medical clinics, nature areas, a sport and entertainment complex, and manufacturing area for greater than 150,000 residents and tens of hundreds of day visitors. Schools and businesses are already open at Tatu City, and a spread of homes suits all incomes. Tatu City represents a brand new way of life and pondering for all Kenyans, creating a unique reside, work and play surroundings that is free from visitors congestion and long-distance commuting.
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