US-based Berner Food & Beverage has launched a retort beverage line, which will be engaged in the production of ready-to-drink (RTD) coffee and latte beverages.

Installation of the line is expected to enhance Berner’s existing beverage production capacity.

Berner Food & Beverage CEO Kurt Seagrist said: “We are thrilled to announce the launch of our newest retort beverage line.

“Over the last several years, Berner has experienced very strong demand from the RTD coffee category, fuelled by large CPG companies, emerging beverage brands and private label retailers.

“We are excited to further strengthen our partnerships with our customers by delivering significantly expanded beverage capacity and expertise.”

Berner anticipates that the installation of the retort beverage line will help the company to serve new, as well as existing customers, emerging as the preferred manufacturing partner in the RTD coffee and latte beverage category.

Earlier, the company expanded its manufacturing facility, installing the beverage line almost two years after completion of the expansion, tripling its manufacturing space.

Seagrist added: “Our significant investments in the business illustrate our continued commitment to serve and partner with our blue-chip customer base.

“We strive to be innovation leaders with the highest degree of service, technological expertise, and R&D capabilities. We appreciate our customers’ partnerships and look forward to growing new and existing relationships.”

Recently, Berner completed the expansion of its distribution facility to meet the growing demand for its products.

The expansion brought the company’s total operating footprint to more than one million square feet.