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Swire Cold Storage

Swire Cold Storage is a leading Australian provider of cold-chain logistics services and supply chain solutions, offering temperature-controlled warehousing, refrigerated transport and distribution services to a broad range of businesses.

Operating a network of temperature-controlled facilities across Australia, its sites total in excess of 75 million cubic feet, or 320,000 pallet spaces of refrigerated storage, ranging from fully-automated high-rise to traditional manual storage facilities utilising advanced integrated warehouse and transport technologies. Swire Cold Storage supports these facilities with a modern fleet of refrigerated vehicles and trailers operating under the Frigmobile brand.

Swire Cold Storage’s customers and partners include leading Australian and international food producers, distributors and retailers as well as export bulk commodity clients, beverage and pharmaceutical products. In order to accommodate the range of requirements and services to support varied supply chain needs, Swire Cold Storage offers services ranging from automated blast freezing and sortation, chilled and frozen storage, cross-dock order picking, value added logistic services, consolidation and import/export management programmes and partner-dedicated tailored facilities.

Polar Fresh Cold Chain Services is a partnership between Swire Cold Storage and Costa Logistics. Polar Fresh was formed to combine the knowledge, expertise and corporate resources of both companies to provide the food and related industries with strong, credible and dedicated support in its supply chain transformation initiatives with three facilities across the eastern seaboard.

Swire Cold Storage Vietnam

Wholly owned John Swire and Sons Pty Ltd subsidiary Swire Cold Storage Vietnam operated the largest and most advanced temperature-controlled warehousing facility in Ho Chi Minh City, totalling 38,000 pallet spaces.

United States Cold Storage

Swire Cold Storage maintains a close relationship with sister company United States Cold Storage, a wholly owned subsidiary of John Swire & Sons Ltd. Headquartered in New Jersey, USCS has provided refrigeration and distribution services in North America since 1889 and today operates a substantial network of 36 facilities totaling over 240 million cubic feet across the United States of America.

 


 



Fast fact

1855
Melbourne, July 1855 Young Liverpool merchant John Samuel Swire establishes Swire Bros. in Melbourne, a modest import-export operation and the start of Swire in Australia.

Starting with a small investment in a refrigerated trucking business in the mid-1950s, Swire Cold Storage has grown to be a market leader in Australia.