Kraft Heinz

Award-Winning Opportunity.

Kraft Heinz was in the market for a new factory for the first time since the merger of Kraft Foods Group and H.J. Heinz Corporation in 2015. The organization knew it needed the perfect partner to meet its specific food needs and selected Gray to design and build the greenfield facility.

  • Location
    Davenport, IA
  • Square Footage
    382,157 s.f.
  • Operational
    14 months
Kraft Heinz
Davenport, IA
382,157 s.f.
14 months

“The ongoing demand from consumers for our brands made the new factory a priority,” said Michael Mullen, senior vice president of Corporate & Government Affairs for The Kraft Heinz Company.”

State-of-the-Art, Technology-Driven Meat Processing and Packaging


The 382,000 s.f. facility is a highly automated, state-of-the-art meat processing and packaging plant that produces hundreds of millions of pounds of deli meats per year, including meats for Oscar Mayer’s Deli Fresh and Lunchables product lines.


The Iowa facility and its new technology helps the company deliver the top quality for which Kraft Heinz is known. In terms of specifics, the plant’s design, layout, and advanced technology allow for improved ingredient introduction and optimum conditions for processing food products end-to-end.

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"Due to the level of automation employed, as well as hygienic design elements and the innovation present in the processing and packaging lines, the Kraft Heinz plant truly is an example of the future food factory built today."
Debra Schug, Former Editor in Chief

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