JERSEY CITY, New Jersey, Nov. 3, 2016 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — Goya Foods, the largest Hispanic-owned food company in the United States celebrating its 80th anniversary, opens a 240,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art and sustainable production facility in Secaucus, New Jersey as part of a $250 million investment.
The facility, equipped to manufacture and distribute over 4 million cases of Goya products annually, features new production machinery with cutting edge technology, including a continuous motion line that produces 600 boxes of Goya’s rice mixes per minute, six times faster than the company’s past production capability. “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 most importantly, extends 80 years of Goya’s heritage in providing our consumers with authentic, high quality and affordable Latin products,” says Bob Unanue, President of Goya Foods.
Committed to the construction of environmentally sustainable and eco-friendly facilities, Goya’s new facility is also equipped with 6,552 solar panels on 3.7 acres of rooftop to generate over 70% of the building’s energy supply and provide a net zero carbon foot-print. Goya is currently working on the installation of rail service, located alongside the facility, which will significantly reduce transportation costs, traffic congestion and fuel consumption.
The opening of Goya’s new facility reinforces the company’s role as an important and long standing member of New Jersey’s business community and ensures the retention of over 61 existing local jobs and 16 new positions. In total, Goya has 26 facilities and employs over 4,500 people throughout the United States, Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic and Spain. In 2014-2015, Goya opened up four new facilities in Texas, California, Georgia and the company’s current headquarters in Jersey City. Goya’s cutting edge, high tech facilities will maintain its mission to produce over 2,500 authentic and affordable products with premium quality and superior taste to national and global markets.
About GOYA: Founded in 1936, Goya Foods, Inc. is America’s largest Hispanic-owned food company, and has established itself as the leader in Latin American food and condiments. Goya manufactures, packages, and distributes over 2,500 high-quality food products from Spain, Caribbean, Mexico, Central and South America. Goya products have their roots in the culinary traditions of Hispanic communities around the world; the combination of authentic ingredients, robust seasonings and convenient preparation makes Goya products ideal for every taste and every table. For more information on Goya Foods, please visit www.goya.com.