USA- Ingredients specialist Puratos is set to open its first dedicated bakery glaze plant in the United States by 2025 to act as a regional hub for customers while strengthening the company’s operational capabilities.
According to the company, the plant will be built within its main US campus in New Jersey, adding a local presence to its already extensive network of manufacturing sites that includes Mexico, Belgium, and Italy.
According to Puratos, the bakery glaze plant will allow the company to continue making its Sunset Glaze product, a plant-based and allergen-free egg wash alternative known for its shine, color, and “easy cleaning.”
“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,” says Andrew Brimacombe, president of Puratos USA.
This facility is meant to respond to increasing demand for the product, which helps bakers glaze products without using egg-based solutions, thus appealing to vegetarian and vegan consumers.
“This investment addresses a clear and growing market need for a local, sustainable supply of egg wash alternatives in the world’s largest bakery market,” he added.
The facility will have a manufacturing line with the capacity to handle 10-liter and 20-liter bag-in-box options and large-scale industrial packaging amongst other needs.
Puratos also said the facility will be built with sustainability in mind, featuring LED lighting, on-site electric vehicle charging, and a 100% solar roof.
To facilitate these restructuring plans, the company’s Northeast distribution center, which previously was located on its US campus, will move to a newly purchased 194,000-square-foot building located nearby at 9130 Griffith Morgan Lane in Pennsauken, NJ, thus expanding the Puratos’ East Coast base of operations, the company noted.
“We’re excited about the opportunities this expansion brings. As demand for glazed items continues to grow, the investment will further strengthen our ability to support customers across the US with new levels of bakery innovation,” Andrew Brimacombe remarked.
Puratos also is developing a manufacturing line and distribution facility in California for its ingredients offerings in the country.