Pack House and Cold Storage
- Unfortunately, 25% – 30% of total agri-produce of Pakistan is being wasted due to post harvest handling of the produce. Non-availability of appropriate transportation and cold store facilities adds to this problem and there is a dire need for quality cold store facilities in the country to preserve the quality of our agri-produce.
- All fruits and vegetables require specialized post-harvest treatment, appropriate temperature, and relative humidity for their storage.
- Because of technology advancements and logistic strategies, the cold storage of perishable items has become an important stage in the distribution between manufacturers / processors and retail locations.
- The cold storage will ensure the increased availability and improved quality of high value perishable fruits and vegetables for both export and local markets, which would otherwise perish or deteriorate.
Ministry of National Food Security and Research
Economic Survey of Pakistan
Pakistan Bureau of Statistics
State Bank of Pakistan
Hamza Brothers Impex (Pvt.) Limited
Mr. Raja Ilyaas
Nature of the Project
Cold Store Facility
D-35, S.I.T.E Limited, Superhighway, Karachi Sindh
Direct Employment Generated
PKR 280 millions
PKR 180 millions
PKR 100 millions
Debt to Equity Ratio
Habib Bank Limited
Hamza Brothers Impex (Pvt.) Limited has establish Controlled Atmospheric Cold Storage facility at Superhighway, Karachi with a capacity of 1,100 tons per month. The main purpose of the project is to build an automated storage and retrieval system coordinated by programmable logic controller and computers running logistics automation software. This cold storage is helping in stabilizing the market prices as well as in the even distribution of the goods both on demand and time basis. The project is primarily designed for storing multiple products e.g Potatoes, Apples, Mangoes, Bananas, Tomatoes, and others in different compartments of the unit, where relative temperatures for respective products can be maintained.
SEDF’s Assistance Impact:
Hamza Brothers Impex (Pvt.) Limited has utilized the SEDF credit assistance facility and established automated storage and retrieval system coordinated by programmable logic controller and computers running logistics automation software.