Transforming The Food Economy
3-5 November, 2017 | Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi, India


Mr. Gerald Cavalier

Mr. Gerald Cavalier

Designation : President

Company : Cemafroid

Industry : Cold Chain

Headquarters : Paris,France

Speaking in : Opportunities in Infrastructure, Logistics, Technology and Equipment

Global Presence :

  • Cemafroid is the independent expert of refrigeration.
  • Our mission is to provide professional and industrial the guarantee of compliance and performance of their cold chain, air conditioning and refrigeration systems by our independent expertise all over the world.
  • Cemafroid worls for international companies on the 5 continents.

India Presence :

  • Cemafroid signed a MOU with NCCD in 2013 to perform trainings and expertise in the cold chain and refrigeration systems domains.

Company Profile :

  • The independent center of expertise and testing of the cold chain of foodstuffs and health products ( has been testing and calibrating equipment for the cold chain for more than 60 years. It also certifies companies their products or services on regulatory bases such as environmental code or voluntary certification like PIEK or Certicold marks.
  • Cemafroid is also a center of expertise for cold chain professionals from the factory to the consumer.
  • Cemafroid also issues, in the framework of a public service mission, the technical conformity certificates of refrigerated trucks. Staff: 60 people (including 45 engineers and technicians).
  • Turnover: 7M in 2016.

Personal Profile :

  • Gerald CAVALIER began his career in 1995 as head of department and deputy director of the departmental Directorate of agriculture and forest of the Haut Rhin and then as commissioner of the prefect before taking over in 1999 the international relations of CEMAGREF, a research organization on agriculture and the environment.
  • In 2002, he became director of development for the RUAS group, 20 M €, 250 people, SMEs in water supply and utilities. Since 2005 he has taken over the management of CEMAFROID which has quintupled its turnover in 8 years to reach 6.2M € in 2013.
  • Gerald CAVALIER is President of the Warehousing and Transport Section of the International Institute of Refrigeration (IIF) and President of the French Association of Refrigeration (AFF). He is an expert with UNECE, CEN, WHO and Transfrigoroute International.

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