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Westrock Coffee acquired the largest roasting and packaging plant in the U.S.
Westrock Coffee acquired the largest roasting and packaging plant in the U.S.
January 1 - 2022 Coffee Geography Magazine

Westrock Coffee Co. LLC announced that it is now capable to expand its operations with the purchase of a new facility in Conway, AR, that is to become the largest facility of its type in the US.

In addition, the company willincrease its extracts manufacturing capacity in Concord, NC, and open new facility in Malaysia that will serve its growing customer demand across the Asia-Pacific (APAC) and Middle East and North Africa (MENA) regions.

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The purchase of a 524,000-sq.ft.facility in Conway, AK, that will provide ample space for the development, production and distribution of its coffee, tea and ready-to-drink (RTD) products.

Artificial Intelligence with advanced robotics intended to efficiently manufacture and package a wide range of beverages, such as canned or bottled cold brew coffees, lattes, assorted teas and juice-based products, as well as single serve coffee cups will be included in the facility.

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Major work is also completed on the 90,000-sq.ft. two-building facility in Johor Bahru, Malaysia where production is set to begin in the first quarter of 2022.

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The new facility, which is just 30 minutes from the international hub of Singapore, will enhance Westrock Coffee’s roasting capacity to accommodate for increases in manufacturing, packaging and warehousing of coffee and extract solutions across the APAC and MENA regions. While Westrock Coffee has a history in international coffee trade and export, this will be its first roasting, manufacturing and packaging facility outside of the U.S.