Addition of protein-focused transportation business represents first step in ambitious Brazil growth strategy
Emergent Cold Latin America (Emergent LatAm), Latin America’s newest temperature-controlled warehousing and logistics provider, announced today the acquisition of DMX Logística, the premier transportation company supporting Brazil’s protein industry. This acquisition is Emergent LatAm’s first investment in Brazil and represents an important piece of its growth strategy in a key global food trade market.
Based in Itajaí, Santa Catarina, DMX Logística operates a modern fleet of more than 400 trucks and trailers across 13 locations, in addition to rail, cabotage and other modals, serving the largest reefer ports in South Brazil. It enjoys a stellar reputation throughout the protein industry for its expansive market coverage and customer service. As part of Emergent LatAm, DMX Logística will embark upon an ambitious growth plan that includes technology investment and geographic expansion.
“It is with a great pleasure that we welcome the team of DMX Logística to Emergent Cold Latin America,” said Evandro Calanca, Managing Director of Emergent Cold Brazil. “This transaction represents our first step towards building a large and fully integrated cold chain network in Brazil, including storage and transportation. We have a number of exciting announcements planned that will serve to meet our customers’ growing demand in this important global market.”
“We are very pleased to join Emergent Cold Latin America,” said Mayckon Cabral, Director and Co-Owner of DMX Logística. “With this transaction, our customers will gain access to a more integrated logistics solution, and our employees will enjoy new growth opportunities. The entire DMX team is honored to be part of this exciting project.”