Friopuerto opens a new cold store in Mexico

On January 22, the city of Veracruz hosted the official opening gala of Friopuerto’s new facility in Mexico. This is Friopuerto’s first international project and has been constructed in joint venture with the Group Inversor Veracruzano (Griver), a local partner formed exclusively by customs brokers operating at the Port of Veracruz.

At the ceremony, Ramón Gómez and Francisco Romeu, respectively the presidents of Griver and Friopuerto, were awarded an appreciation plaque as the 747th company participating at the Mil Grandes Empresas program of the State of Veracruz, which encourages entrepreneurs from over the globe to invest in the territory.

The facility is provided with two cold-storage chambers for chilled product and one bi-temperature cold-storage chamber for both chilled and frozen products for a total of 3,000 pallet positions. It also has seven loading docks and inspection areas for animal and vegetable origin products. With an investment of 96 million Mexican pesos (over 5 million euros), the cold store has  2,500 square meters and 15.196 cubic meters.

However, This is only the beginning of Friopuerto’s international expansion. The Spanish company will start the construction of another cold store in 2016 in the Port of Tangiers in Morocco. In addition, Friopuerto is also studying other projects in the Iberian Peninsula, in the Maghreb and in Latin America