Carrier Commercial Refrigeration has established the first carbon dioxide (CO2) transcitical regional supermarket training centre in East Africa.
The training centre is supported by the Green Cooling Initiative of the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH and funded by the International Climate Initiaitve (IKI) of the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Nuclear Safety and Consumer Protection (BMUV),
This supports Carrier Commercial Refrigeration’s focus on expanding the cold chain, which can help improve health outcomes and reduce hunger, food insecurity and carbon emissions..
GIZ is owned by the Government of the Federal Republic of Germany and provides services worldwide in the field of international cooperation for sustainable development and international education.
Carrier Commercial Refrigeration signed an agreement with GIZ to establish a CO2 transcritical regional supermarket training centre in Nairobi, Kenya to conduct trainings for African trainers and technicians in Kenya, Germany and online.
The centre will serve as a hub for innovation, education and industry advancement in cold chain solutions.
Speaking at the signing ceremony, Marcus Eisenhuth, vice president & general manager of Carrier Commercial Refrigeration, said the centre will provide comprehensive training using state-of-the-art CO2 technology, equipping professionals with the critical skills needed to optimize their cold chain operations.
With more than 20,000 CO2 systems in operation, Carrier Commercial Refrigeration has pioneered the use of CO2 refrigeration and continue to lead the market's technological advancements.
Project manager of GIZ Proklima, Philipp Denzinger, said setting up the first regional CO2 transcritical supermarket training centre in Kenya, is 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.
In 2022 Carrier Transicold has signed an agreement to advance cold chain development in India. The company has also agreed to develop a cold chain centre in Kigali, Rwanda and a world class transport training centre in Accra, Ghana.