NuZee (dba Coffee Blenders®) Expands Production Capacity In Response To Growing Single Serve Pour Over Coffee Co-Packing Demand
NuZee, Inc. (NuZee or the company) recently announced a significant corporate expansion involving its current facilities in Vista, Calif. and a new facility in Plano, Texas.
NuZee has undertaken this expansion to support the growth of its pour over co-packing services, which is reportedly being driven by the receipt of large co-packing orders from new and existing customers, as well as increasing levels of interest from regional, national and global food and beverage companies.
“We are accelerating our corporate re-positioning towards co-packing and private labeling single serve pour over coffee for regional and global brands,” said Masa Higashida, NuZee’s CEO. “We have commenced private label one cup pour over coffee packet production and packaging for a large global brand. We are also in various stages of negotiation with several other large regional and global brands, which we expect will help drive the continuing growth of our co-packing business.”
“This added capacity, once completed, will broaden our geographic presence and allow us to better serve current and future clients in a more efficient and cost-effective manner,” said Travis Gorney, president and COO of NuZee.
NuZee has entered into a lease agreement on 16,603 square-foot facility in Plano, Texas where it plans to create a new single serve pour over co-packing hub. The Plano facility provides several strategic advantages, including more favorable logistics given its central U.S. location, lower cost structure and ultimately greater economies of scale as production ramps up. At peak production, the company plans to employ over 30 people at its Plano facility.
The company has also signed agreements that add more than 3,200 square feet of production capacity at its headquarters in Vista, Calif., expanding this facility to 6,751 square feet. NuZee plans to add two new co-packing machines, upgrade process automation and expand warehouse space at its Vista facility. These enhancements are expected to allow for an approximate 50 percent growth in production capacity and will be able to meet expected Drip Cup production demand until the Plano facility is operational. The expansion and associated infrastructure implementation is expected to be completed over the next few months.
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