Spirits and wines manufacturer Gruppo Campari has opened a new $43m packaging facility at the Wild Turkey Distillery in Lawrenceburg, Kentucky.
The 145,000ft² facility was built as part of the company's $100m total investment in facility modernisation within three years. It aims to provide cost efficiencies, enhanced customer service and an added production flexibility.
It will initially handle nearly four million nine-litre cases of product per year.
Gruppo Campari CEO Bob Kunze-Concewitz said that controlling the entire process will speed up production to meet the growing worldwide demand for Wild Turkey and also SKYY Vodka.
"After a seven year absence, we are pleased to bring packaging capabilities back to the Wild Turkey Distillery for two of Gruppo Campari's biggest and fastest-growing brands," Kunze-Concewitz added.
Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear said: "The significant investment Gruppo Campari has made at the Wild Turkey Distillery, including the $43 million Packaging Facility, will not only help grow that number through worldwide expansion of the Bourbon category, but will also create valuable jobs for the people of our great Commonwealth."
Image: Commonwealth of Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear and Lawrenceburg Mayor Edwinna Baker with Wild Turkey master distiller Jimmy Russell and Gruppo Campari CEO Bob Kunze-Concewitz present at the new $43m packaging facility opening. Photo: courtesy of PRNewsFoto/Gruppo Campari.