Colavita USA has expanded and opened a brand new facility in Dixon, CA. The new facility dedicates 33,000 square feet of warehouse space to production and distribution of Colavita oils, specifically their 100% California made Extra Virgin Olive Oil. California has been the expanding point for Colavita due to its diversity and its capabilities of enhancing global production through logistical efficiencies. The site allows easy domestic distribution along with the ability to bottle oils from the World Collection such as oils from Italy, Greece and Spain. Dixon offers key proximity to both the olive growing regions in the Central Valley of California and the central Bay Area, where the major Port of Oakland is located. Intermodal service hubs are also nearby and make it easy to transport product via rail. Colavita’s Dixon facility is also close to partners such as UC Davis Olive Center and the Culinary Institute of America.
Since Colavita does not own any real estate of olive trees in California they choose to partner with local California growers. This allows Colavita to utilize the expertise of selecting, blending and marketing high quality authentic olive oils to US clients while solidifying their status as a driving force in the domestic oil industry. Californian olive oil is a high-value product that has been a major crop over the years.
The quickly expanding produce is at a high value because it doesn’t require much water or need much labor to harvest. The pressing, processing, and packing at Colavita’s Dixon facility takes up about 72,000 square feet of space. The new facility is equipped with ten metal, 20,000-pound capacity oil storage tanks. These massive tanks are essential when it comes to blending and storing bulk oils.
The Dixon plant is highly automated and up to date in term of today’s technologies. Colavita has spent $12 million to turn the once warehouse into a processing and blending plant. The facility employs fifteen workers who assist with day to day operations.
By Colavita, USA (October 3, 2018)