WASHNGTONVILLE, N.Y. (Mar. 29, 2016) —Aurochemicals, a Washingtonville-based global leader in the manufacturing of natural aroma chemicals for the flavor and fragrance industry, is expanding operations with its recent purchase of a 25,000 square foot industrial/office building in the Chester Industrial Park on Leone Lane in the Village of Chester.
The Chester complex gives Aurochemicals additional warehouse, manufacturing, office and compliance laboratory space.
“This building purchase is a readily available option of our business continuity plan, said Sagar Lachmansing, Aurochemicals’ vice president, food safety and quality assurance.“This gives us the capacity and space and requirements for our immediate and future operational activities should emergency circumstances dictate. It’s strategically located close to regional highways, Stewart Airport in Newburgh, the Port of Newark (N.J.) and shipping vendors. From a delivery standpoint, this building is an asset.”
Deo Persaud, Aurochemicals’ vice president and CEO, said without the additional Chester space, Aurochemicals would have outgrown its space within a year.
“We have room for expansion in order to be able to even better serve our customer needs,” said Persaud. “And within two years, we expect to hire six to 10 highly specialized people for our many operational requirements.”
The expansion is the first of Aurochemicals’ long-term growth plans. The company plans to present a proposal to expand on the 1.1 acre lot adjacent to its Washingtonville world headquarters. Assuming Town of Blooming Grove and related approval processes follow normal timetables, Aurochemicals officials expect to open that building in late 2018 or early 2019.
“Expanding Aurochemicals is a passion,” said Persaud. “But there are limitations in having upward mobility due to high rental expenses and landlord restrictions which can impede rate of growth in significant ways. When you know how to buy and renovate buildings, it’s easy to acquire them. We’ll be doubling our size to almost 50,000 square feet. Our customers will benefit from the manufacturing and delivery enhancements now available to them.”
For over 20 years, Aurochemicals has been a leader in the research, production and quality control of flavor and fragrance ingredients, pharmaceuticals and rum production. Based in Washingtonville, N.Y., Aurochemicals is a Safe Quality Food (SQF) Level 2 certified facility, benchmarked by the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI). Aurochemicals’ SQF designation is a testament to the processes it uses in developing its products and the excellent safety and quality of completed products. To learn more, visit www.aurochemicals.com or call 1-888-663-AURO.