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Emergent Cold to acquire Oxford Cold Storage

  • Posted on Tuesday 4th, June 2019.

Global cold chain business, Emergent Cold, has agreed to acquire Melbourne-based Oxford Cold Storage which is set to expand its temperature-controlled storage network in the Asia Pacific region.

This acquisition is reported to complement the broader Emergent Cold strategy of creating a global network of cold chain businesses. The acquisition is subject to regulatory approval.

In 1951 the Fleiszig and the Stern families established Cambridge Poultry Distributors in South Yarra. Twenty years later, they relocated their operations across Melbourne to be closer to the meat hub in North Laverton. In 1975, they established Oxford to serve the neighbouring meat producers. Oxford has been family owned and operated for 44 years.

“This is a very exciting time for the Oxford business,” said Oxford Cold Storage Operations and Marketing Director, Paul Fleiszig.

“The Emergent acquisition provides our staff with increased opportunities and career development. It will also provide for the opportunity to service clients across Emergent’s substantial geographical footprint and to increase our service offerings.

“The Fleiszig and Stern families wish to acknowledge and thank Oxford’s loyal and talented staff for their substantial contribution to the Oxford success story and for helping to create an enviable work culture,” he said.

Emergent Cold was founded in 2017 with the vision to be the leading global cold chain services partner for its customers. Emergent Cold has grown through a combination of business acquisitions and new greenfield developments and now has a network of 42 cold stores in five countries.

“We look forward to welcoming the Oxford Cold Storage team to the Emergent Cold network,” said Emergent Cold CEO, Neal Rider.

“Combining Oxford with our platform will further strengthen our offering to the Australian and International market,” he said.

(Image: Emergent Cold CEO, Neal Rider.)

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