NutriFresh Services, a subsidiary of New Jersey Frozen Storage, launched its co-packing facility that specializes in cold-press, blended, nut mylks, and cold brewed juices and drinks in Edison, New Jersey.
The co-packing facility will be split into two separate and independent production areas to allow the manufacturing of nut mylks separately from non-allergens. The facilities will have a combined daily production capacity of 80K bottles.
The 120,000 sq. ft. production and warehousing facility is conveniently located within NJFS's refrigerated and frozen storage warehouse, just minutes from New York City, New Jersey ports, Newark airport, and the strategic Route 95.
Guy Ironi, COO of NutriFresh Services said, "This is another great achievement for the amazing team here at NutriFresh Services. We have been running manufacturing test and commercial runs for many of the leading juice brands that operate in the east coast and the responses are nothing short of phenomenal. The combination of the unprecedented scale combined with our robust HPP capacity along with the new line mounted HPP machine and capabilities that were never available to the small and medium size manufacturers, allows us to be real game changers."
He added, "With the new capabilities we are introducing, we fully expect NutriFresh Services to continue playing a pivotal role in the revolutionizing of the food and beverage industries. And the best thing is that that's not nearly all, there will be a few more extremely exciting news coming in the next few weeks and months"
David Vick, Director of manufacturing at NutriFresh Services, LLC, commented during the announcement, "As our capacity increases and we co-pack for more and more customers, we continue to increase our efficiencies. With more new equipment coming online in the next quarter, we will be able to produce more cold-pressed bottles per day than any other facility in North America. It is exciting to see the plans come together and the team growing. We can now provide an unprecedented level of service our customers to bring cold-pressed juices and other HPP beverages to market."
According to company officials, the main production facility is slated to receive its first line-mounted High pressure processing (HPP) machine, the company's 3rd, in February 2016. With the installation of the 3rd machine, juices produced in NutriFresh's facility will be HPP processed seconds after bottling to ensure minimal product degradation and maximum freshness.
Additionally, the co-packing facility will include ground-breaking production equipment that was never previously available to small and medium size manufacturers, including a unique array of grinders and mills, several different juice pressing technologies, the world's most sophisticated helical washer, parallel filling lines to allow faster filling of multiple bottle sizes, and in-line labeling capabilities for both pressure sensitive and shrink-sleeving. Finally, the co-packing facility includes an on-site micro lab that will test every batch before and after HPP.
Company officials said the addition of the co-packing facility will further advance NutriFresh's vision to provide Food and beverage manufacturers an ultra-convenient and local one-stop-shop access to the much-needed cold press juice manufacturing and High Pressure Processing (HPP) technology. In addition, NutriFresh and its parent company, New Jersey Frozen Storage LLC, provide 3rd party logistics, national direct-to-consumer e-commerce order fulfillment, and cold & frozen storage.