NuZee has signed a lease agreement on a 16,603ft2 facility in Texas and announced plans to expand its production plant in Vista, California, US.

The expansion is part of NuZee’s plan to support its co-packing service and meet demand from international food and beverage companies. The functional coffee business will add more than 3,200ft² of production capacity.

Through the investment, NuZee intends to upgrade its process automation, expand warehouse capacity and add two co-packing machines to the facility.

“We have commenced private label one cup pour over coffee packet production and packaging for a large global brand.”

NuZee also expects to increase its production capacity by 50% and be able to meet anticipated drip cup production demand while the Texas facility is being built.

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The two facilities are expected to be completed over the next few months.

NuZee CEO Masa Higashida said: “We are accelerating our corporate re-positioning towards co-packing and private labelling single serve to pour over coffee for regional and global brands.

“We have commenced private label one cup pour over coffee packet production and packaging for a large global brand. We are also in various stages of negotiation with several other large regional and global brands, which we expect will help drive the continuing growth of our co-packing business.”

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At its Plano facility that provides several strategic advantages, the company plans to create a new single serve pour over co-packing hub. At peak production, more than 30 people are planned to be employed at Plano facility.