BRF, the Brazilian meat and poultry firm announced that the company will invest R$70 million ($13 million) to build a distribution centre in the greater Vitoria region in Espirito Santo, Brazil.
According to an article in Newtrade, the new centre will have more than 13,000 sq. mt. of built area, with solar panels capable of generating up to 1.5 megawatts of energy.
The facility is planned to be BRF’s most sustainable one, complying with the company’s Sustainability Plan, announced in 2020, and it’s claimed to feature natural light and solar energy, water reuse, refrigeration innovation, a fleet with zero CO2 emissions and a learning centre for the community.
“BRF has a space to grow its operations in Espirito Santo and this investment shows our commitment to generate wealth, following our Vision 2030 plan and to bring a better life for everyone with integrity, safety and quality”, said BRF’s CEO Lorival Luz.
BRF currently has a distribution centre operating in Viana, south of the capital Vitoria, which serves all of Espirito Santo. From this location, monthly it’s handled a volume average of more than 2700 tons.