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Deal secures first CO2 training centre in East Africa

The signing ceremony was held at the World Cold Chain Symposium in Nairobi.

KENYA: Carrier Commercial Refrigeration is collaborating with Germany’s development agency GIZ to establish the first CO2 transcitical regional supermarket training centre in East Africa.

Based in Nairobi, Kenya, the training centre will conduct training for African trainers and technicians in Kenya, Germany and online. Carrier says it will serve as a hub for innovation, education and industry advancement in cold chain solutions. 

Philipp Denzinger, project manager of GIZ Proklima described the agreement as “an important cornerstone” toward the promotion of Green Cooling in Africa and for preparing for the implementation of the Kigali Amendment and the Paris Agreement.

“This centre will provide comprehensive training using state-of-the-art CO2 technology, equipping professionals with the critical skills needed to optimise their cold chain operations,” commented Marcus Eisenhuth, vice president and general manager of Carrier Commercial Refrigeration.

This is the latest move by Carrier to advance sustainable cooling solutions in emerging markets. In August, Carrier Transicold signed an agreement with the Telangana State Trade Promotion Corporation to advance cold chain development and training in India, and, in 2022, Carrier Transicold agreed to develop a cold chain centre in Kigali, Rwanda and a Transport Training Centre in Accra, Ghana.

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