IARW - Vision, Mission, History


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IARW is the third-party temperature-controlled warehousing industry’s association.



The International Association of Refrigerated Warehouses (IARW) will build, strengthen and represent the global temperature-controlled third party warehousing and logistics industry.



IARW promotes excellence in the global temperature-controlled warehouse and logistics industry.



IARW was founded in 1891 when a number of conventional warehousemen took on the demands of storing perishable food and soon realized the increased challenge and complexity of operating temperature controlled storage facilities.

Today, IARW promotes best practices in temperature-controlled warehousing and logistics industry through research, industry benchmarking, networking, and education. IARW also advocates for members in legislative and regulatory arenas. All active members of IARW are also members and beneficiaries of the work of the World Food Logistics Organization.

Learn more about our history and our 125th anniversary celebration.

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