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Martini Meat Buy Boosts Emergent LatAm at Brazil’s Large Reefer Ports

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Emergent Cold Latin America (Emergent LatAm) on November 22 announced the acquisition of Martini Meat S.A., a major provider of refrigerated warehousing, logistics and value-added services in Brazil. This purchase, which was completed through Emergent LatAm’s DMX Logística subsidiary, adds four coldstores to its growing regional network.

Martini Meat is one of the largest cold storage operators in Latin America, with facilities throughout Paraná, Santa Catarina and Rio Grande do Sul – all near South Brazil’s largest refrigerated cargo ports. The platform consists of 74,000 pallet positions, 69,000 square meters of storage capacity, and over 400 employees. In addition to temperature-controlled storage, the company offers handling and transportation services.

The combination of Martini Meat and DMX Logística unlocks significant new opportunities. Customers will now benefit from full end-to-end logistics and transportation solutions – from the processing plant to an Emergent LatAm warehouse, a container terminal or directly to the port.

“I’ve long admired Martini Meat for its leading market position and deep customer relationships,” said Emergent LatAm President David Palfenier. “This transaction, combined with the transportation services of DMX Logística, allows us to offer customers a fully integrated cold chain logistics solution to Brazil’s growing protein market.”

“We are thrilled to welcome aboard the Martini Meat team,” said Evandro Calanca, managing director of Emergent Cold LatAm. “Brazil is the world’s largest and fastest growing protein export market, which makes it an essential part of our strategy. Martini Meat provides us a base for a complete network of cold storage facilities across the country.”