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120-year history, 40th anniversary with Swire
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BEVERAGES & FOOD CHAIN
Learn more about USCS’ commitment to being the “Best in Cold”.

Learn more about USCS' commitment to being the "Best in Cold".

Officially incorporated in 1899, United States Cold Storage ("USCS") is the tale of 60 individual businesses acquired through the years. It is also a story that dates back through US history – starting in the early 1800s, with ice harvesting for basic food preservation.

Swire acquired a 40% share in USCS in 1979, complimenting its cold storage interests in Australia, where the group had been involved in the industry since 1950s. In 1982, as demand for public refrigerated warehousing began to take off in the United States, USCS became a wholly owned Swire group subsidiary.

Over the past four decades, USCS has grown dramatically and today manages more than 311 million cubic feet of temperature-controlled warehouse and distribution space at 41 facilities located in 13 states. Along the way, USCS has pioneered and developed its own customised warehouse management systems and introduced global import-export operations, consolidated transportation and shipping and logistics programme analysis.

David Harlan (centre), President and Chief Executive Officer of USCS, celebrates the 120th anniversary of the company with staff members.
David Harlan (centre), President and Chief Executive Officer of USCS, celebrates the 120th anniversary of the company with staff members.

A new name for a new era
A new name for a new era
Investment in new production lines
Investment in new production lines
One Finlays
One Finlays
Breaking new ground in sustainable waste recycling
Breaking new ground in sustainable waste recycling
120-year history, 40th anniversary with Swire
120-year history, 40th anniversary with Swire
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