AURORA, ILL. — SternMaid America, sister company of Wittenburg, Germany-based SternMaid, has invested approximately $100,000 in modernizing its warehouse in Aurora, including adding new high-level racks that have increased storage capacity fivefold to a total of 1,500 pallet spaces and installing barcode scanning equipment for computer-aided real-time tracking of goods in storage and processing via an Enterprise Resource Planning (E.R.P.) system.
|Jan Thoele, executive vice-president of SternMaid America|
“To reduce costs as well as carbon emissions, many of our customers are dispensing with unnecessary shipping of goods and are instead supplying their own customers with raw materials, intermediates and finished products directly from our warehouse,” said Jan Thoele, executive vice-president of SternMaid America. “We have therefore enlarged our storage capacity and installed a modern scanning system that enables reliable and fast identification of goods.”
SternMaid opened its first U.S. production facility in 2014 in Aurora. The facility offers comprehensive, customized contract manufacturing services for compounding powdered substances, in particular food supplements.
Additionally, SternMaid America’s food safety management system on Jan. 25 was certified according to FSSC 22000. The certification confirms that the contract manufacturer of powdered food ingredients and supplements meets all safety requirements relevant to the production of food.“When it comes to food safety, we do not compromise,” Mr. Thoele said. “We make constant efforts to raise our already high standards of quality and hygiene even further. This certification proves to our customers that SternMaid produces in accordance with internationally recognized quality criteria and operational guidelines.”