Westrock Coffee announces major plant expansions
Westrock Coffee Company has announced plans to expand its operations and beverage capabilities with the purchase of a new facility in Conway, Arkansas that, when fully built, will be the largest facility of its type in the United States.
The company will also expand its extracts manufacturing capacity in Concord, North Carolina, and launch new operations in Malaysia that will serve its rapidly growing customer demand across the Asia-Pacific, Middle East, and North Africa regions.
“We are expanding our finished product offerings, adding end beverage packaging solutions, and expanding our geographic reach to meet our growing customer demand,” says Scott Ford, CEO founder of Westrock Coffee.
“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.”
The company finalised the purchase of a 160,000-square-metre facility in Conway, Arkansas, that will provide Westrock Coffee ample space for the development, production, and distribution of its coffee, tea, and ready-to-drink (RTD) products.
“Westrock Coffee Company provides the drink that fuels many Arkansans in the workplace, and others all around the world,” Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson says.
“The expansion into Conway by repurposing this facility and providing new jobs reflects the growth of Westrock and the fact that Arkansas is a dynamic and welcoming place to do business.”
In addition, the company announced it is expanding its Commercial Park location in Concord, North Carolina.
The expansion of this leading extract manufacturing facility will allow Westrock Coffee to respond to unprecedented growth due to burgeoning customer demand for its extract, tea, and herbal products.
And work is already complete on the 27,500-square-metre two-building facility in Johor Bahru, Malaysia.
The new facility, which is just 30 minutes from the international hub of Singapore, will enhance Westrock Coffee’s roasting capacity to accommodate for increases in manufacturing, packaging, and warehousing, of coffee and extract solutions across APAC and MENA regions.
Upgrades to the facilities are expected to be complete by the end of 2022.
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Source: GCR Mag