Argentina-based Axionlog selected Jacksonville as its port of choice for shipping U.S. manufactured exports to Latin America, JaxPort announced Feb. 25.
Axionlog is a global supply chain manager that serves the restaurant industry.
“In the restaurant industry, supply chain efficiency and dependability are a must,” Axionlog Chief Operating Officer Alvaro Carretero said in a news release. “Jacksonville provides the location, connections and services we need to provide on-time delivery for the customers who depend on us to get their product where it needs to go quickly and efficiently.”
Axionlog is building a $15 million refrigerated and dry storage facility near the Blount Island Marine Terminal in North Jacksonville. It is scheduled to open in early 2021, JaxPort said.
The 38,000-square-foot facility is expected to expand to 100,000 square feet and create 60 jobs within five years, JaxPort said. A JAX Chamber jobs report indicates it would start with 25 jobs.
JEA issued a utility service availability letter Jan. 13 for construction of the warehouse on 8.76 acres along New Berlin and Faye roads.
The company also plans to import products through JaxPort for U.S. distribution by 2022.
Axionlog.com says it is a global supply chain manager with more than 30 food-market customers in Latin America. It operates 11 distribution centers with more than 1,000 employees.
It lists McDonald’s, Quiznos, Subway and Dairy Queen among its customers.
The company’s website shows offices in Argentina, Mexico, Venezuela, Colombia, Chile, Uruguay, Peru and Ecuador.