Puratos US, a global leader in innovative bakery, patisserie and chocolate ingredients, has announced groundbreaking plans to open the first dedicated bakery glaze plant in the United States by 2025.

The new plant will be built in the heart of the company’s main US campus in Pennsauken, New Jersey, adding a local presence to the company’s extensive global glaze network with well-established sites in Mexico, Belgium, and Italy.

“The strategic decision to establish a new glaze production site in the United States is in line with Puratos’ strategy to be close to our customers and help them be successful with their businesses,” says Andrew Brimacombe, president of Puratos USA. “This investment addresses a clear and growing market need for local, sustainable supply of egg wash alternatives in the world’s largest bakery market.”

The new facility will help Puratos further fortify capacity on its landmark product, Sunset Glaze, a plant-based and allergen-free egg wash alternative known for its shine, color and easy cleaning. The state-of-the-art line will run packaging formats to support a range of needs, from 10L and 20L bag-in-box options to large-scale industrial packaging. The facility will focus on sustainability, with a 100 percent solar roof, LED lighting and on-site electrical charging for vehicles.

Puratos’ Northeast distribution center, previously housed in this location, will relocate to a newly purchased 194,000 square-foot building just down the road, expanding the company’s East Coast base of operations. This all comes on the heels of the company’s recent announcement of a new manufacturing line and distribution facility in California.

“We’re excited about the opportunities this expansion brings,” Brimacombe says. “As demand for glazed items continues to grow, the investment will further strengthen our ability to support customers across the US with new levels of bakery innovation.”