As the fish logistics sector continues to grow, this expansion will allow us to offer superior services to our customers and meet the increasing demands of the marketplace.
Atlanta, GA, USA (PRWEB) October 21, 2015
On October 15, AGRO Merchants Group completed the expansion of Coldstore Urk B.V. located in Urk, the Netherlands. The strategic investment now brings their total capacity to more than 28,000 pallets, a 40% increase. Coldstore Urk specializes in the fish logistics sector and provides a comprehensive range of services including: transport, Border Inspection Post (B.I.P.), warehousing, repacking, picking and other value-added services. The expansion will continue to strengthen AGRO’s leadership in Europe and emphasize their continued focus of investing in modern assets and technologies to ensure the highest quality supply chain management standards in the industry.
Carlos Rodriguez, President of AGRO Merchants Europe shared, “Coldstore Urk provides essential services and solutions to our customers. This expansion was planned since the company became part of our group to immediately address industry demand. The 8,000 pallet increase is the first expansion completed in Europe, with several other projects planned for the near future. We will continue to provide leadership to the global fish logistics industry.”
Willem Brands, Managing Director of Coldstore Urk B.V. added, “We are very pleased that additional client and industry needs are now being met. Prior to our expansion opening, occupancy exceeded 100%. As the fish logistics sector continues to grow, this expansion will allow us to offer superior services to our customers and meet the increasing demands of the marketplace.”
Coldstore Urk B.V. is a major hub for the fish industry. This strategic location provides them with 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 recently opened expansion fulfills a demand from clients for order-picking services by adding 3,000 pallet positions and an 800 m2 loading area with 6 bays.
This is the sixth expansion project in a series of investments by AGRO Merchants since May 2014. Other expansion investments include Mullica Hill Cold Storage in New Jersey; Gestion Frio Algeciras (GFA) located inside the Port of Algeciras, Spain; Icestar, located in Santiago, Chile; ADB Cool Company near Rotterdam, the Netherlands and Dean’s Services in Oakland, California.
About AGRO Merchants Group
AGRO Merchants Group owns and operates 49 facilities in 8 countries across the US, Europe, and Latin America, with nearly 700,000 square meters of cold storage. The company is focused on providing innovative cold chain solutions on a global basis by partnering with the highest quality family businesses and creating new, reliable, and integrated trade networks to help its customers grow. AGRO invests 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.
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