Americold, the world’s largest publicly-traded REIT focused on the ownership, operation and development of temperature-controlled warehouses, has expanded its footprint in Australia with the recent acquisition of De Bruyn Cold Storage in Tasmania.
The site is located in Wivenhoe, at the Port of Bernie, and will allow Americold to better serve their current customers and increase their customer base to fulfil the companies mission of helping their customers to feed the world.
The acquisition will increase Americold APAC’s pallet positions to close to 300,000 spread across five states and 11 sites in Australia and seven sites in New Zealand. The company operates an i3PL system that gives customers visibility of their inventory at Americold sites across the different sites, states and globally.
“We are pleased to announce our expansion into Tasmania,” Americold managing director APAC/LATAM Richard Winnall said.
“The acquisition has already enabled us to win new business from a large, quick-serve restaurant customer. Our growth in Tasmania will be a positive thing for the locals as well, with job opportunities and career advancements through a large global organisation.”