Acesur officials spent several years looking for their ideal location for its first North American olive oil production location.
So, after finding that location at 1010 Obici Industrial Blvd. in the Suffolk Industrial Park, what was another two years for the company, headquartered in Seville, Spain, to hold a formal ribbon-cutting for the 88,000-square-foot facility?
“We knew we found the right place for a business like ours,” said Gonzalo Guillén, Acesur’s chief executive officer. “There are a few ports in Virginia. This site affords us easy access to both the northeastern and the southeastern corridors. We are very excited to be a part of the economic engine in Suffolk. I look forward to growing the business and growing the local economy.”
Officials were proud to showcase their $11 million investment at long last Wednesday, walking those in attendance, after they donned lab coats and nettings to cover their hair and beards, through the sprawling plant. The company, which operates in the U.S. under its subsidiary Acesur USA LLC, spent just over $5 million to buy the former Flexa Furniture manufacturing facility and invested another $6 million in renovations and equipment. The deal was announced in February 2020.
“Building out a facility and getting things running during the worldwide pandemic was challenging, but we all banded together to get it accomplished,” said Joe Fairchild, chief operating officer for Acesur USA.