BERKELEY, Ill.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Vanee Foods Company announced an $8 million investment in a new state of the art, high-speed hot fill bottling line at its Broadview, IL manufacturing facility.
“Hot fill bottling is a logical extension of our capabilities. This line gives us new avenues for growth in all of our primary business segments, including co-packing, custom formulation for chain restaurants, and broadline foodservice” said Luke Vanee, Vice President of Marketing & Communications. “With a much broader set of manufacturing capabilities, we can expand on our existing partnerships and establish new ones.”
The new line will fill bottles ranging in sizes from 8 fl oz up to 1 gallon and offers a capacity of over 60 million pounds per year. “We worked closely with best-in-class equipment suppliers—like Pacific Packaging and Fowler/Zalkin—to build out this line. The high speed and operational flexibility of the line provide the low cost structure and customer responsiveness that Vanee Foods is known for in our other packaging formats” said Alex Vanee, Vice President of Operations.
Vanee Foods expects their new hot fill bottling line to be operational at the end of September.
About Vanee Foods Company
The Vanee Foods Company manufactures shelf stable entrées, gravies, sauces, soups and soup bases. The Company serves a diverse customer base, from co-packing for leading global food brands to developing custom formulations for national and regional chain restaurants. Founded in 1950, Vanee Foods remains family-owned and operated.