Westrock Coffee Company has unveiled plans to purchase a new facility, as well as expand its extracts manufacturing capacity and launch new operations in Malaysia.
The company is purchasing a new plant in Conway, Arkansas, that it says will be the largest facility of its kind in the US when fully operational.
The plant will expand Westrock’s operations and beverage capabilities, and will be used for the development and production of the company’s coffee, tea and ready-to-drink products.
The equipment will be designed to manufacture and package a wide range of beverages, such as canned or bottled cold brew coffees, lattes, assorted teas and juice-based products, as well as single-serve coffee cups.
Westrock Coffee will also expand its extracts manufacturing capacity in Concord, North Carolina, to keep up with customer demand for its extract, tea and herbal products.
Further plans include launching new operations in Johor Bahru, Malaysia, that will serve rapidly growing customer demand across the Asia-Pacific and Middle East and North Africa regions. Production is set to begin in the first quarter of next year.
Scott Ford, CEO and co-founder of Westrock Coffee, said: “We are expanding our finished product offerings, adding end beverage packaging solutions and expanding our geographic reach to meet our growing customer demand. Our growth benefits everyone at Westrock Coffee — from our global customers and farmer partners to our current and future employees and the communities where they live.”
“These facility expansion announcements provide further evidence that we are well on our way to accomplishing our mission of building and efficiently operating the preeminent integrated coffee, tea and extract supply chain in the world in order to enhance the lives of our farmer partners and fuel the success of the customers that we serve.”
© FoodBev Media Ltd 2021
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