ROCHESTER, NY — Puratos-owned bakery ingredients supplier, Pennant Ingredients, makes a strategic investment in warehouse capacity to support customer growth, service, and sustainability.
Pennant Ingredients, a subsidiary of leading bakery ingredients supplier Puratos specializing in bakery mixes and fillings, has opened a new 17,000 sq. ft. warehouse in Rochester, NY. The state-of-the-art facility connects directly to the existing plant at Chester Street and will provide increased capacity for storage of raw materials and finished goods at a moment of intense market disruption.
“The increased on-site storage capacity will reduce our environmental impact by taking trucks off the road, increase the efficiency of our operations, and protect service at this moment of disruption, and long into the future,” commented Nick Greiner, Operations Director at Pennant Ingredients. “We made this investment to support the growth of our long-term customer partners and our environmental commitments. We are proud of Pennant’s zero-waste-to-landfill capability, and we’ve designed the warehouse to minimize environmental impact”, added Greiner.
Puratos is committed to continuing its investment in the United States, as a global bakery market innovator. “I am delighted that we have been able to further enhance our operations in Rochester, and in a way that supports our local market objectives and global imperatives on customer partnerships, operational excellence and sustainability,” said Andrew Brimacombe, President Puratos USA.
The new warehouse will be officially opened on Oct. 15 by incoming Puratos Group Chairperson, Cedric Van Belle, as well as current Group CEO, Daniel Malcorps.
Pennant Ingredients is a supplier of bakery ingredients to the foodservice and retail markets in the US. With over 80 years of expertise in producing and delivering ready-to-use mixes and toppings, Pennant Ingredients employs 100 dedicated people across 2 locations in Rochester, NY. Pennant Ingredients is a wholly owned subsidiary of the Puratos Group.
Puratos is an international group, which offers a full range of innovative products, raw materials, and application expertise for artisans, industry, retailers, and foodservice customers in the bakery, patisserie, and chocolate sectors. Our headquarters are located on the outskirts of Brussels (Belgium), where the company was founded in 1919. Today, our products and services are available in over 100 countries around the world. In many cases, they are produced locally by our subsidiaries. Above all, we aim to be ‘reliable partners in innovation’ across the globe to help our customers deliver nutritious, tasty food to their local communities.