As part of its expanding global footprint, the Global Cold Chain Alliance (GCCA) has announced its newest regional office in Cape Town, South Africa. This location enriches GCCA’s worldwide efforts to strengthen and develop the global temperature-controlled supply chain.
“With 50% of GCCA’s members being from outside the United States, the key to our global growth has been the ability to serve members locally,” says GCCA President and CEO Corey Rosenbusch, CAE, IOM. “Adding a presentative on the African continent allows the association to deliver expertise and services in a very targeted manner” Rosenbusch further explains.
Lizelle van der Berg has been named Director of GCCA South Africa. Her previous experience includes customer development and client services for logistics companies.
“I’m excited to be representing GCCA in South Africa, where cold chain capacity is growing and strengthening – initial market research showed over 200 plus cold storage companies operating in the region and with strong GDP growth that number is bound to continue to grow,” van der Berg said.
Specifically, GCCA works throughout the region to strengthen the cold chain and maintain product integrity and quality between rural areas and more populous cities.
GCCA also has regional offices in Europe, Latin America, India, and, in January 2018, opened an office in Brazil in partnership with Associação Brasileira de Armazenagem Frigorificada (ABIAF).