IPM Foods to Expand Production Capacity
Food manufacturer plans to run three packaging lines at its Wisconsin plant.
April 8, 2019
IPM Foods—a leading food industry manufacturer and co-packer—announced today that it will add a third packaging line within its Janesville, Wisconsin production facility.
The addition of the new processing line at the 4260 Capital Circle plant will increase IPM Foods’ available Tetra Pak R-2 capacity by 50%. The need for extra capacity has been building steadily over the past two years, with IPM Foods experiencing significant growth spurred by the demand for new and innovative packaging solutions. The contributing trend is that both brand and private label food companies are moving away from traditional can/jar packaging and adopting lighter, more sustainable packaging formats like Tetra Recart®.
“We’re excited for the opportunity to further invest in our Janesville operation, and for the increased production capacity that investment will provide,” says Pawel Marciniak, President of IPMFoods. “The demand for lighter, environmentally sustainable, and consumer-friendly packaging is growing by the day in the U.S. market. Our increased capacity will allow us meet the needs of progressive food brands as they evolve to satisfy emerging consumer demands.”
Tetra Recart®is a retortable food carton developed by Tetra Pak, an international food packaging company based in Lund, Sweden. While retortable cartons have been ubiquitous in Europe for over two decades, adoption in the United States has only recently begun to take off. Advantages of the carton are numerous: light weight (easier to ship), square shape instead of round (take up less space on the shelf but provide higher brand recognition), and better-tasting food (due to reduced sterilization time). Made from 100% FSC certified fiber, retortable cartons also provide substantial environmental benefits.
IPM Foods is one of the only contract food manufacturers or co-packers in the United States specializing in Tetra Recart® The company recently broke ground on a 160,000 square foot facility, also in Janesville, Wisconsin. The facility is scheduled to open in September 2019.
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