Emergent Cold, Dallas, Texas, announced plans to acquire Oxford Cold Storage, Australia, to create a global network of cold chain businesses.  

In 1951, the Fleiszig and Stern families established Cambridge Poultry Distributors in South Yarra. Nearly 20 years later, they relocated their operations across Melbourne, Australia, to be closer to the meat hub in North Laverton. In 1975, they established Oxford to serve the neighboring meat producers. Oxford has been family owned and operated for 44 years.

“This is a very exciting time for the Oxford business,” says Paul Fleiszig, Oxford’s operations and marketing director. “The Emergent acquisition provides our staff with increased opportunities and career development. It will also provide for the opportunity to service clients across Emergent’s substantial geographical footprint and to increase our service offerings. The Fleiszig and Stern families wish to acknowledge and thank Oxford’s loyal and talented staff for their substantial contribution to the Oxford success story and for helping to create an enviable work culture.”

Emergent Cold has a network of 42 cold stores in five countries thanks to a combination of business acquisitions and new Greenfield developments.

“We look forward to welcoming the Oxford Cold Storage team to the Emergent Cold network,” adds Neal Rider, chief executive officer of Emergent Cold. “Combining Oxford with our platform will further strengthen our offering to the Australian and International market.”