Lineage Logistics, a Colton, Calif.-based warehousing and logistics company sponsored by Bay Grove Capital LLC, San Francisco, is installing additional high-pressure processing (HPP) machines and packaging equipment from Hiperbaric, Miami, at its Allentown, Pa., and Mira Loma, Calif., locations. The capacity expansion follows an increase in consumer preference for clean labels and demand from companies wanting to protect their brands, preserve product condition and extend product shelf life.
As a result,Mark Morgan was named to the newly created position of vice president, HPP operations, effective immediately.
Lineage expects implementation of the new machines to be completed in Allentown by September and in Mira Loma by October.
“We’ve been successful with HPP because it’s a clean, natural, environment-friendly process for packaged foods that reduces the potential for spoilage and improves the quality of the product,” says Tim Smith, executive vice president of sales and business development. “We currently have customers using the solution for a variety of categories, and expect demand for HPP to grow during the next several years.”
“Lineage is an excellent partner for Hiperbaric in the U.S.,” adds Jaime Nicolas-Correa, director of Hiperbaric USA and global vice president of sales for Hiperbaric. “They are the leading HPP evangelists and truly understand the positive impact the technology has for food and beverage manufacturers.”