Brandt claims that the new plant, which is the company’s second manufacturing facility in California, will expand production capabilities, serve as another hub for formulation development and testing, and house Brandt hydrology water quality analysis. The company also operates a 250 000 ft2 facility in Fresno, California.
The Visalia facility features a number of new manufacturing technologies, such as bar code inventory tracking with real-time reporting, bulk storage with direct truck load-outs and scale capabilities. The new systems and processes will allow for faster production and customer order filling. The facility also features a 75 kw solar panel system, which will provide more energy than the facility will actually use.
Bill Engel, BRANDT Executive Vice President, said: “Innovation is at the heart of everything we do.
“We continue to make significant investments in liquid nutrient production facilities that will allow us to provide customers with the very best products and overall experience.”
Some of the laboratory features in Visalia include an ICP-OES machine and nitrogen analysers, which will allow the company to carry out full fertilizer analysis and heavy metal screening. It also includes a high performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) machine, which analyses the presence and concentration of plant growth regulators and bio-stimulants, as well as sugar derivatives, organic acids and chelates. An incubator is also on hand for microbiology screening.
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