The Alexandria, Virginia, USA-headquartered Global Cold Chain Alliance (GCCA) and the Associação Brasileira da Indústria de Armazenagem Reigorificada (ABIAF) have partnered to broaden GCCA’s presence in South America and to help ABIAF strengthen its member offerings by providing services in areas such as communications, training, events, government and international affairs. The partnership will establish an office in Araraquara, Sao Paul, Brazil.
GCCA represents all major industries engaged in temperature-controlled logistics and is an alliance among the International Association of Refrigerated Warehouses, the World Food Logistics Organization, the International Refrigerated Transportation Association and the International Association for Cold Storage Construction. It has global offices and cold chain development projects dedicated to building and maintaining the cold chain worldwide.
ABIAF, established in 1979, is recognized as Brazil’s leading association for all issues related to the cold chain, striving to provide the best services for all its members at a reasonable cost.
“The partnership helps to strengthen both GCCA and ABIAF as organizations,” said Richard Tracy, GCCA’s vice president of international programs. “ABIAF members will have access to GCCA resources and greater exposure to a global marketplace. In return, our office in the region will help GCCA members have deeper access to an established Brazilian market.”
“ABIAF and its membership are very pleased to be partnering with the Global Cold Chain Alliance,” stated Roberto Fantoni, vice president of Business Development, CFRI. “This partnership will provide ABIAF members with great value for their membership investment.”