Rupert, Idaho – Frulact, the Portugal-based international fruit processor, has signed a Development Agreement with the city of Rupert, Idaho, to build a 200,000-sq-ft fruit preparation and processing plant there.
The new plant is slated to open for business in the last quarter of this year with more than 100 employees.
Frulact’s new Rupert facility is the first manufacturing Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in Idaho and the company’s first entry into the US.
The family-owned company, founded in 1987, currently operates plants in Portugal, France, Morocco, and Algeria, develops custom-made fruit preparations for leading food labels in the dairy, beverages, ice-cream and industrial pastry sectors throughout Europe, Africa and the Middle East.
Frulact is among the Top 5 food processors in Europe and is expected to generate more than $204 million in 2013, the company said.