Fuchs North America, a producer of seasonings, flavor systems and taste solutions for the food manufacturing, retail and foodservice industries, opened its new headquarters facilities in Hampstead, Maryland.
The new headquarters in Hampstead is situated on a 21-acre campus and increases the company’s capacity and capabilities. Additionally, the new headquarters includes a number of enhanced product development functions and capabilities, most notably expanded R&D test lab facilities encompassing a microbiology lab, a quality assurance lab, plus an entirely new sensory lab along with a spacious new presentation kitchen, conducive for on-site ideation with customers.
On the manufacturing side, new or expanded capabilities include mix manufacturing, spice milling and sterilization technologies, as well as packaging and warehousing featuring the latest stock picking and inventory management technologies.
“Hampstead was a logical choice for our move, given its proximity to Owings Mills, as well as the good quality workforce in Carroll County,” Dan Cooper, CEO of Fuchs North America said.
Planning for the new headquarters facility began about four years ago, as the company was successfully growing its business and reaching capacity at its Owings Mills facility.
“The move to our new headquarters was driven by the need to be able to support continued growth. With this investment in our new state-of-the-art facility and equipment, we will more than double our annual capacity,” Cooper said.
For over half a century, Fuchs North America was operated out of its headquarters offices in Owings Mills, Maryland. Despite several major expansions in the 1970s and again in the 1990s, the company outgrew the facility, with little ability to expand on the remaining ground. Construction of Fuchs North America’s new headquarters facility was completed in late 2016.