2022 List of World's Largest Temperature-Controlled Warehousing and Logistics Members

April 14, 2022

The Global Cold Chain Alliance (GCCA) today released the association’s annual Global Top 25 List of its largest temperature-controlled warehousing and logistics members. Accompanying the Global Top 25 is the GCCA North American Top 25 Warehouse Member List and a list of the largest operators in Latin America, the Caribbean, and Europe. The lists are determined by total capacity of temperature-controlled space in GCCA membership.


GCCA warehouse members currently own or operate 6.64 billion cubic feet (188 million cubic meters). A total capacity of 982 million cubic feet was added to the Global Top 25 since the publication of the 2020 lists, due in most part to frequent mergers and acquisitions activity. This does not suggest the general industry grew at this pace.


"The Coronavirus pandemic showed the world just how important the cold chain industry really is. GCCA Members continue to expand into developing markets, and we are also seeing growth in emerging markets where cold chain services are most needed,” said GCCA President & CEO Matthew R. Ott. “As evidenced by this year’s Top 25 List, consolidation continues to play a major role in the growth of the largest players in the cold storage industry.”


The Global Top 25 currently operates 6.05 billion cubic feet (170 million cubic meters). The North American Top 25 operates 4.23 billion cubic feet (120 million cubic meters). The European Top 10 operates 1.04 billion cubic feet (29 million cubic meters). The Latin American Top 10 operates 412 million cubic feet (10 million cubic meters).


Regions worldwide reported increased capacity and several new companies joined GCCA in the past year. Since 2020’s lists were published, the following changes occurred:

  • Global Top 25 capacity increased by 982 million cubic feet
  • North America Top 25 capacity increased by 473 million cubic feet
  • Latin America Top 10 capacity increased by 137 million cubic feet
  • Europe Top 10 capacity increased by 251 million cubic feet


GCCA membership includes over 1,300 temperature-controlled facilities and members in over 80 countries. Warehouse members offer a range of logistics solutions, including storage, transportation, processing, blast freezing, exports, and more. A complete listing of all warehouse members can be found in the Global Cold Chain Directory, which is available for free online. For more information, visit: https://www.gcca.org/directory/all.


View the lists of the world’s largest temperature-controlled warehousing and logistics providers.  





About the Global Cold Chain Alliance

The Global Cold Chain Alliance (GCCA) unites all partners to be innovative leaders in the temperature-controlled products industry. Comprised of its Core Partners, including the International Association of Refrigerated Warehouses (IARW), the World Food Logistics Organization (WFLO), the International Refrigerated Transportation Association (IRTA), and the Controlled Environment Building Association (CEBA), GCCA represents all major industries engaged in temperature-controlled logistics.

Media Contact: Rachael Oury, roury@gcca.org


Definition of Capacity/Gross Refrigerated Space

Gross refrigerated space, on which dues are based, represents the total cubic refrigerated space, including freezers, coolers, and docks, from wall to wall, ceiling to floor, with no deduction for aisles, columns, coils, etc. This includes all space owned or operated by a member or an affiliate of a member. Not included is space used for storage of product owned by the member or buildings leased in their entirety with no operating personnel supplied by the member company.