Kenyan agency plans huge chilly chain facility in East Africa

A leading Kenyan warehouse and logistics service provider Cold Solutions, says it will make investments USD 70 million to construct the most important chilly 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 would be the largest, most superior and efficient 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 quantity of product ranges, from contemporary fruit and greens, 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 personal equity fund advised by ARCH Emerging Markets Partners Limited (ARCH).
“Cold Solutions’ one-stop-shops are designed to permit companies to maintain track of products in real-time and facilitate transportation throughout East Africa by way of temperature-controlled vehicles, both within the internal metropolis 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 earlier than it reaches a shopper. This may be as excessive 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 cold storage complex to Tatu Industrial Park, which is home to more than 50 Kenyan, East African and multi-national businesses constructing best-in-class amenities in Kenya’s first operational Special Economic Zone.”
Tatu City is a 5,000-acre, mixed-use growth with homes, schools, places of work, a shopping district, medical clinics, nature areas, a sport and leisure complicated, and manufacturing space for greater than 150,000 residents and tens of hundreds of day guests. Schools and companies are already open at Tatu City, and a variety of houses fits all incomes. Tatu City represents a new way of life and thinking for all Kenyans, creating a novel stay, work and play setting that is free from visitors congestion and long-distance commuting.
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