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Cold Chain Logistics Companies

Including procurement, storage, and transport of temperature-sensitive and controlled foods, beverages, and bio-pharmaceutical products.
Cold chain logistics has gotten increased attention during 2020.

Cold chain logistics companies handle temperature-controlled and temperature-sensitives goods.    The logistics include all or part of the supply chain, including procurement, storage, transport, and distribution.   Refrigerated goods include foods, beverages, and bio-pharmaceutical products, among other items.


The Global Cold Chain Alliance (“GCCA”), an industry association, defines the “cold chain” as referring to the temperature management of perishable products in order to maintain quality and safety from the point of slaughter or harvest through the distribution chain to the final consumer.  Each of the core partner associations that are part of GCCA were founded years ago – the IARW (International Association of Refrigerated Warehouses in 1891, the IRTA (International Refrigerated Transportation Association) in 1994, and the CEBA (Controlled Environment Building Association) in 1978.   In 2007, these organizations came together under the united umbrella organization, the Global Cold Chain Alliance.


The storage facilities involved are a specialized type of industrial building that provide the proper interior climate control, pallet storage area, and loading bays for easy load-in and load-out of goods.  These buildings used by cold chain logistics companies are a longstanding real estate class that is getting increasing attention from investors.   The specialized building required costs about twice what a warehouse space takes to develop.  A cold storage or freezer facility costs in the range of $130 to $180 per SF to develop, while a traditional warehouse space costs $70 to $90 per SF.



Cold Chain Logistics Facilities

Cold Chain Logistics Companies & Facilities

Constellation Cold Logistics S/A2020Operates across three European countries, 8 storage facilities, with 260,000 pallet positions. The network includes Stockhabo in Belgium, Lintelo in the Netherlands and Glacio in Norway. Part of Arcus Infrastructure Partners LLP.U.K.
Qualianz2020Launched in 2020, an operating company which integrates 29+ facilities across Mexico and more than 100,000 temperature-controlled pallet positions. Mexico
AGRO Merchants Group, LLC2013Acquired by Americold Realty Trust in 2020. AGRO Merchants Group has a 22% participation in Comfrio Soluções Logística.U.S.
Lineage Logistics2012May 2020 - Lineage acquires Henningsen Cold Storage Co.U.S.
NewCold Advanced Cold Logistics
Tacoma, Washington
2012November 2020 - NewCold is investing in a new, state-of-the art facility in Indiana and expanding its customer partnership with Conagra Brands, one of North America's leading branded food companies. The large-scale automated cold store facility will be one of the largest in the U.S. NewCold, headquartered in the Netherlands, is developing and operating a network of advanced automated facilities across Europe (United Kingdom, France, Poland, Germany, Italy), Australia, and the United States. NewCold specializes in temperature-controlled warehousing and distribution.U.S.
Nichirei Logistics Group, Inc.2005A subsidiary of Nichirei Corporation.Japan
Centuria Industrial REIT
New South Wales, Australia
2002The REIT has purchased three cold store industrial facilities across Australia’s east coast. The cold storage portfolio acquisition is part of a key growth focus for the REIT in acquiring assets supporting non-discretionary, food and pharmaceutical distribution and refrigerated logistics industries,Australia
Superfrio Armazéns Gerais S.A.1997The Company focuses on providing storage, transportation, packing, picking, distribution, and warehousing services. Brazil
Comfrio Soluções Logísticas1996Brazil
Guangdong Swire Cold Chain Logistics Co Ltd1986Acquired by China Vanke, in 2018.China
Frialsa FrigorIficos, S.A. De C.V.1983Mexico
Congebec Logistics, Inc.1974Canada
Interstate Warehousing, Inc.

Hanson Logistics1954U.S.
Trenton Cold Storage, Inc.
1948Full-service refrigerated warehousing and distribution.Canada
VersaCold Logistics Services1946Canada
Burris Logistics
Milford, Delaware
Americold Realty Trust
Atlanta, Georgia
1903November 2020 - ART acquires Hall’s Warehouse Corp., a third-party logistics company (New Jersey) for $480 million, which includes eight facilities with 1.6 million SF of industrial space including 545,000 SF of cooler and freezer components. Earlier in 2020 - Americold agrees to acquire Agro Merchants Group (The Netherlands) for $1.74 billion, a privately held cold storage warehouse owner.U.S.
United States Cold Storage1899U.S.
Copenhagen, Denmark
1866September 2021 - acquires HSF Logistics Group to create one of Europe’s largest cold chain logistics providers. The temperature-controlled activities embedded in DFDS’ three existing Logistics business units – Nordic, Continent and UK & Ireland – will be merged with the HSF Logistics Group.Denmark
Ti Cold Development
September 2020 — Ti Cold is developing a 315,000 SF cold storage facility in Phoenix's Copperwing Logistics Park. Ti Cold Development is a division of Tippmann Innovation (‘Ti’)U.S.
VX Cold Chain LogisticsChina

2023 Directory of Cold Chain Logistics Companies

Cold chain logistics involves the procurement, storage, and transport of temperature-controlled goods, such as temperature-sensitive foods, beverages, and bio-pharmaceutical products.
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