Avure Technologies HPP Equipment and Services Division has opened a new parts distribution center in Amsterdam, Netherlands. The new site enables 24-hr delivery of stocked spare parts to customers throughout the European Union and Asia. Managed by a global logistics firm near Amsterdam’s Schiphol Airport, the distribution center replaces an existing facility in Västerås, Sweden.
With its accelerated shipping, the distribution center relocation is the next step in Avure’s phased deployment of a service organization to further support its leadership role in high pressure processing (HPP). As applications for the nonthermal, all-natural pasteurization process continue to proliferate, Avure’s service program has been expanding to accommodate a steadily growing customer base of food processors around the globe.
The current initiative also encompasses the transfer of all food operations—including cross-trained customer support staff, spare part quotation, order entry, and administration for Europe and Asia—from Västerås to divisional headquarters in Middletown, Ohio, where HPP manufacturing is now underway.
The new distribution center will be fully operational February 17.