Rafiq Agrico ran a pilot project in 2009 to trial the CIPC treated potatoes. This was accomplished by modifying some of the chambers at the storage facility at Sahiwal. This proved to be a great success and lead to a purpose-built cold storage facility at Arifwala.
The land adjacent to the Ittefaq Cold Storage, Arifwala was purchased in 2010 and the construction work started immediately. The project finished in early 2011 at which point it had a capacity of over 15,000 tonne. The storage facility uses state of the art machinery for CIPC treatment and German compressors to ensure optimal temperature, humidity & CO2 control.
In 2013, a grading warehouse was built adjacent Rafiq-CIPC facility. Imported and local machinery works together to grade, wash, dry and pack.
A special cool room and docking bays allow for quick and efficient loading of potatoes in refrigerated containers for both the local and the export markets.
A team of mechanics and operators is available 24/7 to ensure potatoes are processed and loaded efficiently.