From the 17-19 September, Valencia became the centre stage for cold chain professionals, hosting the 11th annual Cool Logistics Global conference.

Cool Logistics is a premier event that connects perishable cargo owners with cold chain logistics and transport professionals from around the world to assess key market trends and operational best practice for the international movement of chilled and frozen cargoes by air, land and sea.

AGRO was a proud sponsor of this year’s conference taking place in Valencia, where we are now  present, following the acquisition of the leading cold store located inside the port.

Our CEO, Carlos Rodriguez, was one of the keynote speakers on the second day of the event. He shared his expertise on embracing changing customer requirements in the cold chain, new technology and value-added services.

At AGRO, we are proactively using our knowledge of customer operations and service expectations to identify opportunities that create additional value to enable them to maintain a competitive edge in today’s demanding market. We do this by streamlining the food chain through innovation, so that our customers can focus on their core business and by deploying capital in support of our customers’ dynamic growth requirements.

Our investment strategy focuses on expanding our footprint, while investing in our current network to enhance the depth of services we can offer. Since AGRO’s founding, we have invested more than $20 million in equipment to implement value-added services to support our customers’ supply chain needs. Some of the latest investments and innovative technological solutions include automating meat inspection and handling services in Pedricktown, optical grading of fruit in Vineland and a heat-seal packaging solution at our Westland site.

Our philosophy is to continue to invest in new space, replicate cutting-edge value-added services between our network of facilities and to explore new and better ways to create integrated services and embed AGRO deeper into our customers’ supply chains.