Batory nears completion of new state-of-the-art distribution center

March 21, 2017

Opening of the new facility is planned for this Spring.

 

Batory Foods Breaks Ground on Wilmington, IL, Distribution and Handling Facility

June 13, 2016

Plan Incorporates Cutting-Edge Technology and Sustainable Design Elements

On May 16, 2016, Batory Foods broke ground on the construction of a 678,000-square-foot facility in Wilmington, IL. At a groundbreaking ceremony and reception at the construction site, the food ingredients distribution company introduced the community to Batory’s work and its plans for the site.

Alston Construction, headquartered in Lisle, IL, and Chicago-based Ridge Development are managing construction and development.

“This Wilmington handling and distribution center will be the flagship in the Batory organization,” said Ron Friedman, President, Batory, during the opening ceremony. “It will set the standard for efficiency and food safety throughout the food industry.”

Wilmington’s Mayor J. Marty Orr offered an inspiring message about the contributions Batory will make to the city. Fred Dingraudo, VP of Operations, Batory, thanked Wilmington officials for their support, including those in attendance: City Administrator Tony Graff, Police Chief Phillip Arnold and Fire Chief Tim Zlomie.

Jessica Stoja, Batory’s Operations Project Manager, shared the company’s vision for the future: The facility will incorporate cutting-edge technology and embrace environmentally responsible design elements, like remote-sensor LED lighting and electric car charging stations. With technologies in place to stay ahead of the regulatory curve, the site will seek to earn C-TPAT Certification and OSHA VPP status for Employee Safety.

“Batory is financially strong, an industry leader, and is committed to social responsibility,” said Stoja. “We are determined to become an integral part of this community, and we will continue to expand opportunity within the City of Wilmington and throughout Will County.”

The distribution center will perform two distinct operating functions: The building’s north end will be a full service distribution center. A portion of distribution from Batory’s Oakley, IL, facility will move to Wilmington. As the remaining distribution services will stay in place at Oakley, this represents an expansion of Batory’s capabilities.

In the building’s south end, Batory will provide third party logistics (3PL) services to Fonterra, a leading multinational dairy company with roots in New Zealand, beginning November 2016. Staffed entirely by Batory Foods employees, Batory will receive material directly from New Zealand, managing the inbound and outbound services related to that inventory.

To launch what will be sustained community involvement in Wilmington, Batory is sponsoring a charity basketball event this October. The fundraiser will support the addition of a canine member to the Wilmington police force. Batory is also a proud sponsor of the Wilmington Bobcats, a nonprofit youth tackle football and cheerleading organization. The sponsorship helps fund uniforms, equipment and facility maintenance and upgrades.

 

About Batory Foods
Founded in 1979, Batory Foods offers the industry's largest portfolio of food, nutraceutical and fine ingredients for U.S. food and beverage manufacturers. Our national system of warehouses and distribution centers, based on best-in-class logistics, speeds products to your door. Batory’s experienced sales representatives work with an abiding commitment to excellence in customer service. Batory’s network of distribution facilities serves thousands of customers and spans the full food industry spectrum.

Press Contact: Kaydi Decker, Media Relations Director | KDecker@batoryfoods.com

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BATORY FOODS NAMED CORBION AUTHORIZED DISTRIBUTOR

March 21, 2016

Des Plaines, Ill.―Batory Foods has been named an authorized distributor for the Corbion product line, including lactic acid, lactic acid derivatives and lactides. The U.S.-produced Corbion products span functions―including preservation, flavor enhancement, pH regulation and mineral fortification―across meat and poultry, dairy, beverage, confectionery, nutritional foods, fruits and vegetables and more.

This development is the natural progression of the flourishing relationship Batory and Corbion have enjoyed for years. Today, Corbion can focus on its core business, while Batory—with its multiple warehouses across the U.S.―will manage the needs of customers with a demand for less-than-truckload shipments.

“This is a win for Batory, Corbion and, most important, our customers,” says Ken Krasowski, Senior Product Manager. “Corbion benefits from the efficiencies we offer. For customers, we can quickly deliver anywhere across the U.S. So we’re taking lead times down from two to three weeks to just a few days.”

Moreover, customers who already source from Batory can add Corbion their existing orders, using Batory as a centralized provider for all ingredient needs. This eliminates the paperwork- and time-intensive process of working with varied distributors.

Contact your Batory representative with questions and to begin sourcing Corbion through our warehouses, effective immediately.

ABOUT BATORY FOODS
Founded in 1979, Batory Foods offers the industry's largest portfolio of food, nutraceutical and fine ingredients for U.S. food, beverage and dietary supplement manufactures. Our national system of warehouses and distribution centers, based on best-in-class logistics, speeds products to your door. Batory’s experienced sales representatives work with an abiding commitment to excellence in customer service. Our network of distribution facilities serves thousands of customers and spans the full food industry spectrum. (www.batoryfoods.com)

ABOUT CORBION
Corbion is the global market leader in lactic acid, lactic acid derivatives and lactides, and a leading company in emulsifiers, functional enzyme blends, minerals and vitamins. The company delivers high performance biobased products made from renewable resources and applied in global markets such as bakery, meat, pharmaceuticals and medical devices, home and personal care, packaging, automotive, coatings and adhesives. Its products have a differentiating functionality in all kinds of consumer products worldwide. (www.corbion.com)

Press Contact: Kaydi Decker, Media Relations Director | kdecker@batoryfoods.com

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BATORY FOODS TO OPEN STATE-OF-THE-ART FACILITY IN WILMINGTON, IL

March 18, 2016

Des Plaines, Ill.―This May, Batory Foods breaks ground on a 678,000-square-foot facility in Wilmington, IL. There, Batory will launch a new line of business, providing third party logistics services to key suppliers, beginning November 2016.

Fonterra, a leading multinational dairy company, chose Batory as its new third-party logistics provider in Illinois and will be serviced out of this new location. As Fonterra’s largest U.S. distributor, Batory is uniquely positioned to provide a superior third-party logistics service experience.

Outfitted in state-of-the-art technology, the facility will stay ahead of the regulatory curve, including increased regulation from the Food Safety Modernization Act and regulating bodies involved in both Quality and Employee Safety.

“Not only does the technology give us an edge from a business perspective,” says Jessica Stoja, Operations Project Manager, Batory. “It allows us to meet and exceed world-class standards in food safety, security and employee safety.”

Some technology upgrades will include custom-built food grade dock packages, which bolster environmental controls and provide increased food safety. These allow trailer seals to be both sealed and unsealed inside the facility. Yard managements and an automatic gate system will decrease carrier cycle time on-site and increase throughput, providing up-to-the-minute accuracy in inventory availability. The distribution center will be C-TPAT Certified.

The site will also include features to support wellness among the company’s most valuable resources: its people. An employee walking track and outdoor employee amenities space will enhance the Employee Wellness program and overall employee engagement.

ABOUT BATORY FOODS
Founded in 1979, Batory Foods offers the industry's largest portfolio of food, nutraceutical and fine ingredients for U.S. food, beverage and dietary supplement manufacturers. Our national system of warehouses and distribution centers, based on best-in-class logistics, speeds products to your door. Batory’s experienced sales representatives work with an abiding commitment to excellence in customer service. Batory’s network of distribution facilities serves thousands of customers and spans the full food industry spectrum. (www.batoryfoods.com)

ABOUT FONTERRA
Fonterra is a global, co-operatively-owned company with its roots firmly planted in New Zealand’s rich land, working to unlock every drop of goodness from the 22 billion litres of milk we collect each year and sharing it with the world. (www.fonterra.com)

Artist Rendering Credit: Ridege Development and Harris Architects, Inc.

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Protein Powerhouse

April 09, 2015

At Batory Foods we offer a powerful mix of the highest quality protein products and industry knowledge to make your formulation a success. 

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Batory Foods Ingredion Announcement

March 20, 2015

Batory Foods now offers Ingredion Starches, Fibers and Pulse Ingredients to the Southern California Region. 

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Batory Foods and Celanese Announce Distribution Agreement for Qorus™ Sweetener System

October 01, 2014

Des Plaines, Ill and Dallas, TX — Batory Foods, a leading distributor of high-quality ingredients for U.S. food manufacturers, has reached an agreement with Celanese Corporation, a global technology and specialty materials company, as a select distributor of the new Qorus™ sweetener system. Developed by Celanese, Qorus™ balances flavor and sweetness while masking off notes. This empowers manufacturers to develop low- and no-calorie foods and beverages that taste as authentic as their full-calorie counterparts.

“This is not just another high-intensity sweetener,” said Tom Tang, product manager, Batory Foods. “It’s a complete sweetener solution that propels the development of no- and low-calorie products into the future. Qorus™ changes the game for formulators, who can now innovate in this space with fewer limitations.”

Typically, product developers sacrifice taste for caloric reduction. With Qorus™, however, Batory customers can deliver the delight of uncompromising sweetness—without the calories of sugar. Qorus™ significantly reduces the bitter aftertaste of traditional no- or low-calorie sweeteners and increases sweetness perception. The optimizer inside the Qorus™ sweetener system does not add its own taste.

Qorus™ functions in a variety of processing conditions and is designed for no- and low-calorie carbonated and non-carbonated beverages, flavored waters, energy and juice-based drinks, dairy products, cocktails and many more applications. Batory offers Qorus™ in two platforms: Dolce 1100 (30% to 70% sugar reduction) and Dolce 2100 (50% to 100% sugar reduction).

While formulators enjoy the innovation potential of Qorus™, operations professionals appreciate the savings. Qorus™ reduces the need for proprietary flavors or masking agents, introducing time and freight cost efficiencies. With fewer truckloads required, Batory customers experience reduced man-hours, dock hours, handling and storage.

The distribution partnership with Celanese also allows manufacturers to leverage Batory’s strength as a single-source ingredients provider. Customers that may have otherwise purchased flavorings or masking agents from different vendors can turn to Batory for a complete sweetener solution.

“We know that Batory is a good fit with Celanese,” says Amy F. Gilliland, technical manager, Americas, of the Celanese food ingredients business. “They have a long history of meeting customers’ sweetener needs and they are well equipped to represent a specialty ingredient like Qorus™.”

ABOUT BATORY FOODS
Founded in 1979, Batory Foods is a leading national ingredients distributor, offering manufacturers the industry's largest portfolio of high-quality food and fine ingredients. With sales professionals covering every major market across the U.S., the family owned and operated business "thinks national" and "acts local," serving national, regional and local manufacturers with an abiding commitment to excellent customer service. Batory Foods' network of distribution facilities serves thousands of customers and spans the full food industry spectrum. (www.batoryfoods.com)

ABOUT CELANESE
Celanese Corporation is a global technology leader in the production of differentiated chemistry solutions and specialty materials used in most major industries and consumer applications. With sales almost equally divided between North America, Europe and Asia, the company uses the full breadth of its global chemistry, technology and business expertise to create value for customers and the corporation. Celanese partners with customers to solve their most critical needs while making a positive impact on its communities and the world. Based in Dallas, Texas, Celanese employs approximately 7,400 employees worldwide and had 2013 net sales of $6.5 billion. For more information about Celanese Corporation and its product offerings, visit www.celanese.com or our blog at www.celaneseblog.com.
All registered trademarks are owned by Celanese International Corporation or its affiliates.

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+1 972 443 4965
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