T. Hasegawa USA has announced plans to open a 60,000-square-foot facility in Rancho Cucamonga, California in March 2022 to expand the company’s capabilities in sweet flavor production and technology.
Operations from corporate headquarters in Cerritos, California will continue, and current manufacturing will shift from its southern California facility in Corona to the larger plant in Rancho Cucamonga.
The new facility will also increase T. Hasegawa’s U.S.-based staff, with new positions opening to service the production of food and beverage flavors.
The new facility will primarily service the production of sweet food and beverage flavors, and feature state-of-the-art equipment, with large capacity equipment for liquid blending, spray dry technology for powdered flavors and extraction equipment for flavor extractions.
T. Hasegawa’s new manufacturing facility is being constructed with a specific focus on environmental protection, as part of the company’s commitment to sustainability. In addition to maintaining clean air quality for employees and the local community, T. Hasegawa is also committed to recycling programs at all facilities that minimize the use of plastics in R&D, production and administration.
Tom Damiano, CEO of T. Hasegawa USA, Inc., said, “We have experienced organic growth in recent years and outgrown our original manufacturing facilities as we continue to expand our world-class food and beverage flavor development. The new Rancho Cucamonga location is significantly larger than our existing U.S. manufacturing facility in Cerritos and will serve as a platform for future growth.”
Damiano added, “The expansive Rancho Cucamonga facility will increase our company headcount by more than 30 percent over the next five years. The positions we will be filling at our new plant are highly-skilled, well-paying jobs in manufacturing, R&D and other specialty areas. We’re committed to developing a world-class team that will continue our rapid growth in the U.S. market.”
Jim Yang, vice president of R&D at T. Hasegawa USA, said, “A larger facility also enables us to bring in more advanced equipment to continue development and manufacturing of innovative technology like our BOOSTRACT and EmulsiTRACT kokumi-enriching products along with additional proprietary technologies. We look forward to having more space to expand our capabilities, workspace and team with this new facility next year.”