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.
- LocationDavenport, IA
- Square Footage382,157 s.f.
- Operational14 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
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- Kraft Heinz and Gray Awarded Food Engineering Honors
- New Kraft Heinz Facility Wins Plant of the Year
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.
Process & Packaging Systems Engineering
Automation & Controls
Custom equipment Ovens & cookers Process skids Batching equipment Clean-in-place systems Bioreactors Extruders Distributed products Mixers & blenders
- Kraft Heinz Awarded Food Engineering 2018 Plant of the Year
Food Engineering has named Kraft Heinz’s new factory in Davenport, Iowa, the 2018 Plant of the Year. The state-of-the-art meat processing and packaging facility is the first greenfield construction project for The Kraft Heinz Company since the landmark merging of Kraft Foods Group and H.J. Heinz Company in 2015. Kraft Heinz selected nationally ranked Gray Construction to design and build its 382,000 s.f. facility on 70 acres in the Eastern Iowa Industrial Center.
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