AAK USA Inc. to invest in its Louisville, KY manufacturing facility
AAK has announced that it is investing in its Louisville, Kentucky manufacturing facility. These investments will modernize the facility with new process equipment to improve capacity at the plant, resulting in improved service, increased flexibility and expanded product offerings.
“We are excited to share news of these investments around our Louisville, Kentucky manufacturing facility as it will further strengthen our ability to meet the growing and diverse needs of our customers and the markets we serve,” said Terry Thomas, president of AAK USA Inc. “In addition to the investments targeting our manufacturing process and capabilities, we have recently opened our Louisville Customer Innovation Center and a new state-of-the-art pilot plant serving the bakery segment. We will be sharing more news around new capabilities the Customer Innovation Center offers in the coming days. We anticipate commissioning of these new assets in July 2018 with immediate impact being felt around improved service, increased flexibility and a broader product offering.”
Louisville, Kentucky is one of four manufacturing sites AAK USA Inc. has serving the United States and Canadian markets. Facilities in North America span from coast to coast with fat and oil products ranging from domestic oils, imported oils, and non-GMO Project Verified oils to packaged shortening and flakes.
“These investments follow the acquisition of California Oils Corp. in September 2016 which positioned AAK as the only supplier of specialty and semi-specialty fats and oils with manufacturing facilities throughout the United States. We have also invested in our team with the addition of many talented and experienced industry experts who provide exceptional customer support utilizing our unique Customer Co-Development approach allowing us to create new innovative solutions and solve the industry’s toughest formulation challenges,” said Mark Becker, vice president of sales & marketing.