From Manila Bulletin


AyalaLand Logistics Holdings Corporation (ALLHC) has expanded its presence in the cold storage industry with the addition of an existing operating facility in Mandaue, Cebu.


In a disclosure to the Philippine Stock Exchange, the firm said this property is ALLHC’s first Visayas site, and the third cold storage facility under ALogis Artico, ALLHC’s cold storage brand.


In 2021, ALLHC first ventured into business by purchasing two cold storage facilities within Laguna Technopark in Biñan, Laguna.


“ALLHC continues to enhance its already-diverse product portfolio, enabling us to grow further in the industrial real estate space. We are pleased to have entered the Visayas region, and in Cebu no less,” said ALLHC President and CEO Jose Emmanuel H. Jalandoni.


He noted that, “Including Cebu, ALLHC now officially has presence in seven key areas across the country, and 10,300 pallet positions in less than two years of ALogis Artico operations.”


Strategically situated within Subangdaku in Mandaue City, the facility is just 5 minutes away from the Cebu International Port, and 30 minutes away from the Mactan-Cebu International Airport.


The property features 3,000 pallet positions, 8 cold rooms that can go up to -18 degrees Celsius, and is equipped with solar panels to augment power requirements with a renewable energy source.


Accredited by the National Meat Inspection Service, the subzero hub currently houses products of lessee companies within the meat and seafood industry.
“We look forward to servicing our customers with their temperature-controlled warehousing requirements in Cebu with ALogis Artico Mandaue moving forward,” said Jalandoni.


Looking to double its capacity, ALLHC is expected to break ground this year for new facilities in its Pampanga and Batangas properties.


The future Pampanga facility will be a key component for the envisioned agro-industrial hub serving the area, while the Batangas cold storage will address the increasing demand for more facilities in the Southern Luzon region. James A. Loyola