Lavazza has announced that it will be expanding its Pennsylvania factory to increase US roasting and packing. The new plant, which will be an extension of the facility in West Chester, is due to open in October.
Lavazza is an Italian manufacturer of coffee products. Previously, they sourced all of their roasted and ground coffee sold in the US market directly from Italy. Lavazza will begin production in their Pennsylvania factory to reduce their carbon footprint by reducing shipping from Italy. This is part of the company’s goal to completely neutralize its carbon footprint by 2030.
The new production facility will add an additional 10,760 square feet to the factory. This will accommodate new production capabilities of roasted and ground coffee. The facility is also a LEED Gold site and is zero landfill. “North America continues to be a strategic growth market for Lavazza Group, and opening this facility in the United States will sharpen our competitive edge,” said Davide Riboni, president and CEO of BU Americas, Lavazza. “We will more efficiently service our current customers and offer incentives to attract new ones.”
Furthermore, the new operations will expand Lavazza’s reach in the U.S. direct-to-consumer market. “The plant will manufacture all of the existing Lavazza coffee products American consumers already love, but right here in the U.S. with the same standards of quality as the coffee products produced at other Lavazza plants,” Riboni added. “In addition, the investment is made within a production facility that we acquired a few years ago, which immediately proved to be the ideal context for developing this new Lavazza reality in the United States, principally thanks to the passion and expertise of the people who work there.”
The coffee giant also operates nine production facilities in six different countries. These include Italy, the U.S., the U.K., India, Brazil and Canada.