Colavita USA - Edison, NJ

This bottling plant and food distribution center was a design-build project that required facility planning and food process engineering.

Colavita USA outgrew its New Jersey facility and needed a company to size and plan a new oil blending and bottling plant and distribution center. 

Food Tech was selected for the project because of their facility planning and food process engineering know-how as well as their expert pre-construction services. After determining the necessary capabilities for the plant, Food Tech performed a business location study and facility evaluations which determined an existing facility in Edison, NJ, as the ideal location for the plant.

Food Tech renovated the facility into a state-of-the-art bottling, warehouse, and food distribution center. Along with the bottling and storage plant, Food Tech also constructed new corporate offices for Colavita. During the project, Food Tech delivered the following: 

  • Oil blending and bottling distribution center
  • High-speed bottling line fed by a stainless-steel tank farm
  • Refrigerated chocolate and ambient storage
  • Corporate offices

Colavita USA is a family owned food brand focusing on olive oils, vinegars, pastas, and other authentic specialty foods. Colavita is also the nation’s exclusive distributor for a variety of top Italian products and brands. The Edison plant project was so successful that after even further growth, Colavita contacted Food Tech to design-build an additional facility.