AGRO Merchants Group, a global leader in cold storage and logistics solutions, announced plans to open a Border Inspection Point (BIP) at its Valencia coldstore. This represents a significant enhancement to AGRO’s service offerings in Iberia, and a large capital investment to develop dedicated infrastructure with laboratories and offices at the Valencia site. The Border Inspection Point has cleared all regulatory approvals and will be fully operational in mid-October.
“This is a significant achievement for AGRO that involved the contributions of many individuals throughout the organization,” said Raül Forés Vallès, Managing Director of AGRO Merchants Iberia. “I am proud that our team achieved this important milestone for the business. We also appreciate the cooperation of the Customs Authorities, Port Authorities, Health Ministry, Agricultural Ministry, Commerce Ministry and other public sectors who were essential for us to get this important project off the ground.”
Juan Jose Tobarra, General Manager of AGRO Merchants Valencia, commented “This project presents great new opportunities for our Valencia operations. We are now in a unique position to support our customers to improve their supply chain by reducing handling and overall lead times.”
AGRO has an unrivalled presence in the Iberian region. The company operates four facilities in Spain (Algeciras, Valencia and two cold stores in Barcelona) and four facilities in Portugal (Lisbon, Porto, Leixões and Sines). In addition to multi-temperature storage and transportation, the company also provides value-added services such as order picking, repacking and a variety of import and export services.