Dr. Schär USA hosted a ribbon cutting event to celebrate the expansion on its manufacturing facility located at 305 Heron Drive in Logan Township.
The Dr. Schär business has grown 70% since 2019.
An $18M investment was made to expand the facility 100,000 square feet to keep up with increasing demand. Over the coming months, renovations will continue, adding more production equipment and office space for its employees.
Notable speakers included Dr. Schär AG / SPA’s CEO Philip Schoeller, Dr. Schär North America CEO and President Hannes Berger, Dr. Schär North America Executive Vice President Robert Ehret, and Dr. Schär North America Plant Manager Simon Steckholzer.
The expanded facility features sophisticated, state of the art baking and packaging equipment—a necessary investment to handle current and future growth, as well as to alleviate stress for our employees on the line.
“The plant expansion is a bold step for the company—a huge investment and commitment for the US consumer,” Berger stated. “Our proximity to the customer is now even closer, allowing us to provide the freshest product to them. This is a purpose driven company, and we need to be as close to the consumer as we can.”
“Of our three company values: responsibility, progress, and proximity—all of which are very important to me—Progress resonates with me most,” Robert Ehret said. “It’s always about moving forward, trying to achieve goals and pushing the business farther than anyone thought we could.”
“We don’t just make bread like other facilities. We give people a home here at Dr. Schär and we’re one big family. Proximity goes both ways, to the people who consume our product and to our employees,” Steckholzer said.