Shick Esteve, worldwide leader in ingredient handling solutions, announces the grand opening of its 108,000 square-foot manufacturing expansion at 4323 Clary Blvd, Kansas City, MO.
In addition to maintaining some manufacturing at Shick Esteve’s headquarters (4346 Clary Blvd), production has started down the street with added capabilities. New equipment for the forming, rolling, laser cutting and welding of fabricated parts.
“The expansion was driven by two goals, both centered around serving our customer base,” mentioned Tim Cook, CEO & President of Shick Esteve. “We have grown as a company and this gives us the capacity that we needed to meet increased customer demand in a timely manner. Additionally, with the new fabrication and machining equipment we are positioned for higher quality manufacturing capabilities with stainless steel products.”
The expansion also allows for improvements to headquarters at 4346 Clary Blvd, such as an expanded renovated test lab space to enhance the customer experience for on-site ingredient trials. It has been a goal of the Kansas City office to enlarge their test lab since its creation in 2011, due to positive customer response. An expanded lab could mean more ingredient trials, the ability to add equipment, and integrate the mixing and baking capabilities of our Linxis sister companies, providing our customers with a turnkey test environment.
This comes at an exciting time for Shick Esteve. The merger of Shick Solutions and Esteve Process in August 2017 solidified many months of growth and expanded resources. The new manufacturing facility adds to a future of possibilities from their foundation of 120+ years of experience.