New packaging line at O-At-Ka Milk Products boosts production of RTD beveragesMar 25, 2021
For more than 60 years, Batavia, N.Y.-based O-At-Ka Milk Products has co-packed dairy-based products. One of O-At-Ka’s bright spots has been the growing demand for co-packed ready-to-drink (RTD) beverages such as milk-based coffees, teas, energy drinks, nutritional offerings and ethnic selections.
Recently, the company installed a new and innovative packaging line, boosting the plant’s practical operating capacity by 50% by utilizing a state-of-the-art sterilization process, an integrated high-speed/fast changeover can and bottle filling line, new labor practices and a focus on overall equipment effectiveness (OEE).
Exceeding past production volumes
O-At-Ka is owned by milk cooperatives Upstate Niagara Cooperative and Dairy Farmers of America and sources 90% of its dairy inputs from farms located within a 100-mile radius of its plant in Batavia. Sales are both national and international. O-At-Ka employs more than 450 employees.
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