JERSEY CITY, N.J, Nov. 3, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Goya Foods, the largest Hispanic-owned food company in the United States celebrating its 80 th anniversary, opens a 240,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art and sustainable production facility in Secaucus, New Jersey as part of a $250 million investment.
The facility, equipped to manufacture and distribute over 4 million cases of Goya products annually, features new production machinery with cutting edge technology, including a continuous motion line that produces 600 boxes of Goya's rice mixes per minute, six times faster than the company's past production capability. "The opening of our new production facility in Secaucus, along with our current headquarters in Jersey City, not only enables us to operate more efficiently and cost effectively but most importantly, extends 80 years of Goya's heritage in providing our consumers with authentic, high quality and affordable Latin products," says Bob Unanue, President of Goya Foods. Committed to the construction of environmentally sustainable and eco-friendly facilities, Goya's new facility is also equipped with 6,552 solar panels on 3.7 acres of rooftop to generate over 70% of the building's energy supply and provide a net zero carbon foot-print. Goya is currently working on the installation of rail service, located alongside the facility, which will significantly reduce transportation costs, traffic congestion and fuel consumption.