IARW Releases 2010 List of World’s Largest Cold Storage Companies

November 02, 2010

WASHINGTON, DC, November 2, 2010 – The International Association of Refrigerated Warehouses (IARW) has released its annual IARW Global Top 25 List of the public refrigerated warehouses (PRWs) with the greatest capacity of warehouse space in the world. Accompanying the Global Top 25 is the IARW North American Top 25 List.

Companies listed on both lists reported increases in their capacity. The Global Top 25 currently operates 2.94 billion cubic feet (83.32 million cubic meters) – a 4.4% increase from last year. The North American Top 25 currently operates 2.50 billion cubic feet (70.72 million cubic meters) – a 2.85 % increase from 2009.

The combined space of IARW’s total membership, including the Global Top 25 members and the North American Top 25, saw a 5.1% increase from this time last year, operating approximately 3.97 billion cubic feet (112.36 million cubic meters).

“The lists reflect the breadth and diversity of today’s PRW industry,” said IARW President and CEO Bill Hudson. “Our members continue to strategically grow their operations in North America and around the world in order to better meet the needs of their customers. As retailers and processors expand their business, IARW members will be there to offer streamlined, efficient logistics solutions.”

IARW has members in 65 countries around the world. This international presence is reflected in the Global Top 25 list, which includes PRW companies with facilities in Argentina, Australia, Canada, China, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Mexico, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Sweden, Vietnam, and the United States of America.

A complete listing of all IARW Members can be found in the Global Cold Chain Directory, which is available online at www.iarw.org . This easy-to-use guide connects manufacturers, distributors and retailers to an international selection of companies specializing in refrigerated warehousing and logistics. Printed copies of the directory are also available – free of charge – to food manufacturers, retailers, food service companies, government agencies, trade press, and others working in the cold chain.

The Global Top 25 and the North American Top 25 Lists are available online.

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IARW promotes excellence in the global temperature-controlled warehouse and logistics industry. Members IARW can be identified by the use of the IARW logo in their company promotions. IARW is a Core Partner of the Global Cold Chain Alliance, which represents all major industries engaged in temperature-controlled logistics. For more information, visit www.iarw.org .

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