Blendtek opens new headquarters | 2021-11-25
CAMBRIDGE, ONT. – Ingredients product and solutions development company Blendtek Ingredients Inc. has opened a new 85,000 square foot head office in Cambridge. The new building will house Blendtek’s head office, manufacturing and distribution facilities and is designed to increase production capabilities, advance innovation in product development, and support expanded partnerships in Canada, the United States and in the entire Europe.
“The decision to build a new plant and expand was driven by our mission to fuel innovation in food, meet the growing needs of our customers and help meet today’s challenges in the food industry. market supply chain, ”said Rob Bianchin, vice president of Blendtek. “The investment will advance the development of new product formulations and significantly increase the production and distribution capacity of our proprietary ingredients and blends for national and international markets. “
Blendtek said the new facility includes a research and development lab and a test kitchen that were built to focus on growing food categories, including plant-based, gluten-free and low-fat products. sugar content. Additionally, the processing facility will be Safe Quality Food (SQF) and organic certified and will accommodate both industrial ready-to-retail and large-format packaging formats, Blendtek said.
The company noted that the facility has implemented new advanced technology and equipment to increase production efficiency, food safety and traceability. For the use of employees, the building has a wellness and fitness area, several outdoor patios and collaboration rooms, as well as access to hiking trails, community facilities and the public transport.
In the spring of 2020, Blendtek acquired Tri-Blends Bakery Mixes Inc., a manufacturer of commercial bakery mixes.