Latin American food and condiments firm Goya Foods Inc. recently opened a $250 million production facility in Secaucus, NJ, a Nov. 3 press release announced.
“The opening of our new production facility in Secaucus, along with our current headquarters in Jersey City, not only enables us to operate more efficiently and cost effectively, but more importantly, extends 80 years of Goya’s heritage in providing our consumers with authentic, high quality and affordable Latin products,” the firm’s president, Bob Unanue, said in a statement.
The 240,000-sq-ft facility will produce and distribute more than 4 million cases of Goya products per year, the company said. A continuous motion line at the site will manufacture 600 boxes of Goya rice mix per minute, which Goya said is six times faster than its previous production capacity.
70% of the building’s power supply is generated from 6552 solar panels on the site, providing a net-zero carbon footprint. The firm is also installing a rail line alongside the plant to reduce costs associated with transportation.
Goya was established in 1936 and is America’s largest Hispanic-owned food firm.