With the acquisition of Odenberg Investment Ltd. in 2011, Tomra Systems ASA has seen business increase to where it has outgrown its West Sacramento, Calif., facility.
As a result, its subsidiary, Tomra Sorting Food, signed an agreement with Harsch Investment Properties to construct a 60,000-square-foot building about 3.5 miles away that Tomra will lease for 12 years, according to a news release.
Odenberg had called West Sacramento its base for 17 years.
“The existing building is getting too small, and we want to be able to give our customers a unique customer experience when visiting us,” Ashley Hunter, president and sales director Americas at Tomra Sorting Food, said in the release.
The new food technology sorting facility will feature a solutions center, where customers can see machinery in action.
Construction is expected to begin in August and be complete by March 2014.
Tomra plans to keep its other U.S. facility in Denver, which includes offices, production and a solutions center.
“The existing facility in Denver and the new one in Sacramento support the ambitious growth plans we have set for the coming years as well as provide our customers with facilities that will better meet their needs,” Hunter said in the release.