Greek yogurt processor Chobani Inc., New Berlin, N.Y., said today that its Twin Falls, Idaho, facility has reached optimal production capability. It termed it "a significant milestone achieved in less than a year."
The Twin Falls facility opened in late December 2012 and Chobani calls it the largest such facility in the world. The dairy processor also has a plant in upstate New York.
Sales of Greek yogurt have increased 32% year-to-date and are projected to grow even higher in 2014, according to a company press release.
"Our Twin Falls facility is ready to take on the increased production capacity and innovation it was designed for in order to help us meet the remarkable growth we're experiencing," said Hamdi Ulukaya, Founder and CEO of Chobani. "This accomplishment allows us to sustainably and efficiently meet rising national demand and is a testament to the hard work of our new leadership, as well as those who have been with us from the beginning."
To support the supply and distribution of its products throughout the country, Chobani will rebalance and optimize the production of its yogurt between its facilities in upstate New York and Twin Falls, increasing production in Twin Falls given its design, size and innovation capability while Chobani's New York facility will remain the key manufacturing and distribution hub of Chobani's important and strategic East Coast region.
In 2012, Dairy Foods named Chobani the Processor of the Year.