Dr. Schär USA, Inc. hosted a ribbon cutting event Oct. 28 to celebrate the expansion on its manufacturing facility in Logan Township, New Jersey.
Notable speakers included Dr. Schär AG / SPA's CEO Philip Schoeller, Dr. Schär North America CEO and President Hannes Berger, Dr. Schär North America Executive Vice President Robert Ehret and Dr. Schär North America Plant Manager Simon Steckholzer.
The Dr. Schär business has grown more than 70 percent since 2019. An $18 million investment was made to expand the U.S. facility, doubling the capacity to produce. The expanded facility features highly sophisticated, state-of-the-art baking and packaging equipment — a necessary investment to handle current and future growth, as well as to alleviate stress for our employees on the line.
"The plant expansion is a bold step for the company — a huge investment and commitment for the U.S. consumer," Berger said. "Our proximity to the customer is now even closer, allowing us to provide the freshest product to them. This is a purpose driven company, and we need to be as close to the consumer as we can."
Dr. Schär USA, Inc. expanded its facility to 100,000 sq. ft. to keep up with increasing demand. Over the coming months, renovations will continue, adding more production equipment and office space for our employees.
"Of our three company values: responsibility, progress and proximity — all of which are very important to me — progress resonates with me most," Ehret said. "It's always about moving forward, trying to achieve goals and pushing the business farther than anyone thought we could."
"We don't just make bread like other facilities," Steckholzer added. "We give people a home here at Dr. Schär and we're one big family. Proximity goes both ways, to the people who consume our product and to our employees."
For more than 100 years, Dr. Schär USA, Inc. has provided gluten-free food to the celiac, gluten-sensitive and IBS communities, offering a safe and high-quality line of gluten-free products. The full portfolio of products spans from bread, cookies, candy and crackers to frozen items, including puff-pastry dough and croissants. The facility expansion further solidifies the Dr. Schär roots in North America.