AGRO Merchants Group Begins Significant Facility Expansion at Coldstore Urk B.V. in The Netherlands

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Latest expansion reinforces the Company’s strategic position and logistics commitment to the fish industry.

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We needed to meet the current demands of our clients and customers. Occupancy has exceeded 100% and the demand for our services and solutions, specifically in the fish logistics sector, continues to grow.

On January 12, AGRO Merchants Group began the strategic expansion of Coldstore Urk B.V. located in Urk, the Netherlands. The additional 8,000 pallet positions will increase the total capacity to more than 28,000 pallets. Coldstores Urk and Wibaco specialize in the fish logistics sector where they provide a comprehensive range of services including: transport, Border Inspection Post (B.I.P.), warehousing, repacking, picking and other value-added services.

Willem Brands, Managing Director of Coldstore Urk B.V. and Coldstore Wibaco B.V. said, “We needed to meet the current demands of our clients and customers. Occupancy has exceeded 100% and the demand for our services and solutions, specifically in the fish logistics sector, continues to grow.”

Carlos Rodriguez, Partner and President of AGRO Merchants Europe added, “The 8,000 pallet expansion was the first phase of our plan following the acquisition of Coldstore Urk B.V. and Coldstore Wibaco B.V. AGRO will implement several other expansion projects in the near future and continue to provide leadership to the global fish logistics industry.”

Urk continues to be a major hub for the fish industry. This strategic location provides Coldstore Urk B.V. the opportunity to readily move fish products on LTL and FTL base within 48 hours to destinations in Europe within a range of 1200 km, as well as to export product to other continents. The expansion also fulfills a demand from clients for order-picking services by adding 3,000 pallet positions and an 800 m2 loading area with 6 bays. The expansion will be completed late October 2015.

About AGRO Merchants Group

AGRO Merchants Group is focused on providing innovative cold chain solutions on a global basis by partnering with the highest quality family-operated businesses and creating new, reliable, and integrated trade networks to help its customers grow. The Company is investing in modern assets, industry-leading technologies, and value-added service offerings to ensure the highest quality supply chain management standards in the industry. For additional information, please visit AGRO’s website at http://www.agromerchants.com.

AGRO Merchants Group Press Contact:

Europe:
Benedenboven
http://www.benedenboven.nl
Parmentierstraat 9
3772 MS Barneveld
Netherlands
Bart van de Glind
bart@benedenboven.nl
+31 (0) 342 411 311

U.S.:
TopRight Partners
http://www.toprightpartners.com
950 East Paces Ferry Road
Atlanta Plaza, Suite 2195
Atlanta, GA. 30326
Steve Denker
sdenker@toprightpartners.com
+1 404 631 6929 x103

Latin America:
Punto Comunicação Multimeios
http://www.puntocomm.com.br/
478, Ministro Godói Street
Room 11
São Paulo, Brazil 05015-000
Heloísa Pontes
heloisa.pontes@puntocomm.com.br
(11) 99129-2495
Patrícia Monteiro
patricia.monteiro@puntocomm.com.br
(11) 99446-0621

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