What is a Refrigerated Warehouse?

An industrial facility dedicated to cold storage of food products.

Monday, February 27, 2012

More precisely, we define a Refrigerated Warehouse as an industrial complex comprising premises, facilities and equipment permanently or temporarily dedicated to storing refrigerated food and may constitute in itself an autonomous refrigeration industry, be annexed to another larger center or have annexs to its activity.

When there is equipment for freezing or handling food, they will be consider as annexxes to the main refrigeration complex..

Depending on usage, a refrigerated warehouse can be classified into:

1. For public use: Those that work as service providers to ensure proper cold storage of food for others.

2. For private use: They are used to ensure proper cold storage of food products owned by a particular company.

3. Mixed-use: these work by combining the two applications listed above, subject to compliance with existing legislation (fiscal, administrative, etc.).

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$8 million investment in logistics sector

October 2018

The Peruvian group Ransa built in the municipality of Amatitlán, Guatemala, a logistics center dedicated to the distribution of perishable products.

Company representatives detailed that the new industrial complex, which is located at kilometer 29.5 of the road to the Pacific, has a frozen and refrigerated area of 1,500 m2, which is equipped with state-of-the-art technology.

XAGRO is appointed distributor of DeltaTrak Temperature recorders for exporters.

April 2018

XAGRO has been appointed the authorized distributor of DeltaTrak's temperature recorders for Central America.

With new regulations for exports of refrigerated and frozen products it is critical and required that you monitor and record temperatures throughout the cold chain.

How Do you Build a Refrigerated Warehouse?

August 2012

Refrigerated warehouses are an important part of the marketing process of fruit and vegetables. They demand careful planning in their design, construction, management and daily operations.


Before building a refrigerated warehouse it is important to determine the requirements and environmental conditions of the site.

Panama Improves Logistics with In Bond System

May 2012

Galores Cold Storage has inaugurated the first logistic service for storage of refrigerated and frozen perishable foods, under the In Bond regime.

‘In bond’ is a term applied to the status of merchandise admitted provisionally to a country without payment of duties -- either for storage in a bonded warehouse or for trans-shipment to another point, where duties will eventually by imposed.

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