Sun World Moves Packing Operations In-House
- by Jordan Okumura
BAKERSFIELD, CA - Sun World International recently announced that it has moved its packing operations in-house, where it will pack a significant portion of its California-grown product. In addition to Sun World’s facility location in Bakersfield, lines are installed in the company’s partner facilities, La Jolla, Alta Vista, and Blanc, to allow the ability to pack in-house throughout the season.
“The investments being made by Sun World and our partners in this infrastructure are driving new innovation for our customers, the opportunity to differentiate themselves, and drive more margin and growth to the category,” Vice President of Domestic Sales Jason Fuller said in a press release.
The company noted that it has taken a phased-in approach with installation, with four lines currently functioning and the final installment of three lines projected to be complete the last week of September.
More benefits of the new packing operations include improved quality control, more flexibility on pack styles, and ability to pack to order at scale.
The new packing operations will be led by Director of In-House Packing, Cecilia Rivera and Operations Manager, Ted Yukawa. Both joined the Sun World team in May 2018, bringing to the organization advanced management styles that focus on worker empowerment and training, as well as driving the highest level of efficiency and waste reduction.
Congratulations to Sun World on this latest achievement.