Joint Venture: AC Logistics and Glacier Megafridge opens Cagayan de Oro cold storage facility

OPENING. (From left to right) Rene Almendras, AC Logistics President & CEO, GMAC Director; Janet Bautista, AC Logistics Vice President for Business Development; Carlos Villanueva, GMAC Chief Operating Officer; Arturo Yan, GMI President, GMAC Chairman & President; Annabel Yu, GMAC Chief Finance Officer; and Nona Torres, AC Logistics Chief Commercial Officer, GMAC Director lead the opening ceremonies of the GMAC CDO facility. / Contributed
OPENING. (From left to right) Rene Almendras, AC Logistics President & CEO, GMAC Director; Janet Bautista, AC Logistics Vice President for Business Development; Carlos Villanueva, GMAC Chief Operating Officer; Arturo Yan, GMI President, GMAC Chairman & President; Annabel Yu, GMAC Chief Finance Officer; and Nona Torres, AC Logistics Chief Commercial Officer, GMAC Director lead the opening ceremonies of the GMAC CDO facility. / Contributed

A NEW cold chain storage facility has opened in Cagayan De Oro City through a joint venture of GMAC Logitech Refrigeration Corporation and AC Logistics Holding.

The GMAC CDO in Barangay Tablon is now ready to serve the storage needs of clients after nearly a year of construction since 2023.

The facility can store up to 5,348 industrial pallets and is expected to meet the increasing cold storage demand of various industries in Northern Mindanao, help ensure food preservation, and be a key player in the region’s economic development.

AC Logistics, a wholly owned subsidiary of Ayala Corporation, serves as the group’s portfolio company for logistics solutions services providing end-to-end supply chain solutions through its subsidiaries.

The company’s partnership with GMI is a testament to its commitment to addressing the country’s need for reliable and efficient supply chain solutions that can foster food preservation and security.

“AC Logistics aims to use technology-driven supply chain solutions in addressing the country’s most pressing problems. We are sincerely proud to be partnering with Glacier Megafridge in helping our stakeholders ensure food security and preservation in Cagayan de Oro. This is only the start of a very meaningful venture and we look forward to aggressively expanding our cold chain solutions across key areas in the Philippines.” said Rene Almendras, President and Chief Operating Officer (CEO) of AC Logistics

GMI has been in the cold storage and logistics industry since 2005 with over 65,000 pallet capacity throughout the country.

As the leading cold storage service provider, the company builds and operates cold chain industrial facilities using Japanese technology for perishable meat, poultry, aquamarine, and dairy products around Metro Manila and key emerging cities in Bicol, Panay, Bulacan, and Samar.

The company provides services including Warehouse Management, Cold Storage Racks, Processing and Repacking, Plug-In Services, Blast Freezing, Inventory Management, and Transport Management. GMI is also recognized and certified by a variety of Government and Professional organizations such as the National Meat Inspection Service (NMIS), Department of Agriculture (DA), Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point (HACCP), International Finance Corporation (IFC), and International Organization for Standardization (ISO).

“Glacier Megafridge, Inc. has always been committed to creating logistics solutions that address its stakeholders’ supply chain needs. Through our cold chain facilities, we ensure the quality and safety of food in different parts of the country. We use the industry’s gold standards in building and operating our facilities. Our team is excited to use our technical expertise in providing logistics services to more clients and addressing supply chain challenges in Cagayan de Oro,” said Arturo Yan, President of GMI.

The opening ceremony was held in Baloy, Barangay Tablon, and was graced by different government agencies, GMAC’s local and national clients, international partners, and suppliers.

The City Government of Cagayan de Oro also showed support and noted the facility as “GMAC’s first cold chain project outside of Luzon and its first in Mindanao”.

The City Government hopes the facility will “boost local farmers’ preservation of agricultural products and crops, ensure the best quality of harvests, and ultimately prevent unnecessary wastage,” said the Cagayan de Oro City Information Office.

The combined expertise and capabilities of AC Logistics and GMI provide GMAC Logitech Refrigeration Corporation with a very competitive service for its clients.

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