Puratos announced “groundbreaking” plans to open the first dedicated bakery glaze plant in the US by 2025, according to the company.
The new plant will be built in the heart of the company’s main US campus in Pennsauken, New Jersey, adding a local presence to the company’s extensive global glaze network with well-established sites located in Mexico, Belgium and Italy.
The location will strengthen Puratos’ operational capabilities and serve as a regional hub to support customers. As a bakery glaze manufacturer dedicated to the bakery category, the investment underscores the company’s commitment to deliver good serve and reliable supply, all while supporting its sustainability initiatives, the company said.
“The strategic decision to establish a new glaze production site in the United States is in line with Puratos’ strategy to be close to our customers and help them be successful with their businesses,” said Andrew Brimacombe, President of Puratos USA. “This investment addresses a clear and growing market need for local, sustainable supply of egg wash alternatives in the world’s largest bakery market.”
With the incorporation of the facility, Puratos will fortify capacity on its product Sunset Glaze, a plant-based and allergen-free egg wash alternative. The line will run packaging formats to support a range of needs and sizes from 10L and 20L bag-in-box options to large-scale industrial packaging. The facility will also be powered by a 100% solar roof, and include LED lighting and on-site electrical charging for vehicles.
Puratos’ Northeast distribution centre, previously in this location, will relocate to a newly purchased 194,000 square foot building just down the road, expanding the company’s East Coast base of operations.
“We’re excited about the opportunities this expansion brings,” concluded Brimacombe. “As demand for glazed items continues to grow, the investment will further strengthen our ability to support customers across the U.S. with new levels of bakery innovation.”
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