Pennsauken / NJ. (pnv) Puratos U.S., member of Belgium’s Puratos Group, announced groundbreaking plans to open the first dedicated bakery glaze plant in the United States by 2025. 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 in Mexico, Belgium, and Italy. This prime location will further strengthen Puratos’ operational capabilities and serve as a regional hub to support customers. As the only major bakery glaze manufacturer wholly dedicated to the bakery category, this investment underscores Puratos’ commitment to deliver exceptional service and reliable supply, while supporting the company’s sustainability initiatives.
«The decision to establish a new glaze production site in the U.S. 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 further fortify capacity on its landmark product, Sunset Glaze, a plant-based and allergen-free egg wash alternative known for its shine, color and easy cleaning. The state-of-the-art line will run packaging formats to support a range of needs, from 10L and 20L bag-in-box options to large-scale industrial packaging. The facility will also embed sustainability throughout, with a 100 percent solar roof, LED lighting and on-site electrical charging for vehicles.
Puratos’ Northeast distribution center, previously housed in this location, will relocate to a newly purchased 194,000 square foot building just down the road at 9130 Griffith Morgan Lane in Pennsauken, NJ, expanding the company’s East Coast base of operations. Coming on the heels of the company’s recent announcement of a new manufacturing line and distribution facility in California, Puratos is looking forward to a new chapter of growth in the region.