Portacool is opening a new warehouse facility in Barcelona, Spain, in order to expand its international distribution. The company said that the new warehouse will be a direct link from its U.S. manufacturing facilities, helping it to more rapidly deploy orders to European customers.
Portacool said its European business, which is heavily focused in the manufacturing, construction, automotive repair and hospitality sectors, has increased by 12% since 2010. This increase is due in part to the hotter summer temperatures Europe has been experiencing, according to the company.
“The European warehouse gives Portacool the ability to store and ship our portable evaporative coolers efficiently and affordably to meet the rising demand for our products across Europe,” said Maurice van der Kooij, Portacool regional sales manager, Europe.
The company said its lineup of evaporative cooling solutions are suited to meet the needs of commercial construction sites, manufacturing facilities, hotels, restaurants, and military facilities across western and eastern Europe.