Emergent Cold Latin America opens new expansion in Bucaramanga to bolster operations in Colombia
BUCARAMANGA, Colombia–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Emergent Cold Latin America (Emergent Cold LatAm), the fastest growing temperature-controlled storage and logistics operator in Latin America, has announced the start of operations for its latest cold storage expansion in Bucaramanga factory in Colombia.
The facility has the latest technology and state-of-the-art infrastructure, ensuring an optimal cold chain solution for our customers’ food products. The expansion adds 4,100 pallet positions, for a total of 7,600 frozen storage pallet positions at this location. Additionally, the facility will begin offering refrigerated storage services, with several hundred pallet positions available for chilled and ambient products.
To further increase value for its customers, Emergent Cold LatAm has built tunnel freezers to supplement existing capacity, as well as offices available to customers to facilitate their internal operations.
With this wide range of services, Emergent LatAm provides complete solutions for the food industry, allowing it to integrate the many aspects of logistics operations into one location.
This expansion in Bucaramanga closely follows the company’s acquisition in April this year of Frigorífico Metropolitano (Frigometro), the leading cold storage company in Colombia, with four facilities in key markets across the country. Colombia is the fourth largest economy and the third most populous country in Latin America, with direct access to the Atlantic and Pacific oceans and a well-developed port system.
“Colombia is an important country for global food trade and a key part of our regional expansion strategy,” said David Palfenier, president of Emergent LatAm. “We are proud to accelerate the operational capacity of our facilities for the direct benefit of our customers. We will continue to expand our storage capacity and services in Colombia to meet the needs of this market and the global food chain.
About the emerging cold in Latin America
Emergent Cold LatAm (www.emergentcoldlatam.com) implements the highest quality cold chain network to provide end-to-end temperature-controlled logistics solutions to its customers across Latin America. The company was founded to cover the need for modern cold chain solutions in the market and to meet the growing demand from national and international customers. Emergent Cold LatAm currently operates 17 cold storage facilities, over 500 trucks and 3 facilities currently under construction, to complete a total of 9 countries across Latin America.