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Kraft Heinz

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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 highly automated meat processing and packaging plant 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 help the company deliver the top quality for which Kraft Heinz is known. The plant’s design, layout, and advanced technology allow for improved ingredient introduction and optimum conditions for processing food products end-to-end.


Kraft Trusts Gray for New High-Tech Facility

Automated processes drive success for food & beverage leader.

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Following the success of the Davenport project, Kraft Heinz again turned to Gray, selecting Spec Engineering, a Gray company, to design and implement process improvements to its production facility in Wausau, WI.

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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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