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Aseptic Solutions USA / 2009 sales: $50 million / HQ: Corona, Calif. / Employees: 150 / Specialty: Beverage co-packing / Charles Zhang, chairman and CEO: “[Our] flash processing method also helps retain the nutritional components, natural taste, aroma and color of the beverage.” brand products, including exotic juices seen in most major grocery stores and specialty markets across the country, and many preservativefree liquid nutritional supplements distributed worldwide,” Zhang says. “We’ve experienced double-digit growth in sales each year since we opened our doors.” Additionally, Aseptic Solutions’ manufacturing plant has grown from one to three production lines to accommodate its steadily increasing number of clients. The company also recently has upgraded the facility’s filling equipment to support its customers’ growth by improving efficiencies, while also maintaining high-quality standards. “Ultimately, Aseptic Solutions, its customers and the consumer all win,” explains Ivan Loochkartt, sales manager. Getting to Work The operation revolves around creating the ideal method of formulating, mixing and bottling a client’s product. “Initially, we analyze a formulation within our quality department,” Loochkartt says. “When it’s determined our facility is able to produce the product to our highquality standards, we get to work.” Implementing strict quality controls at every stage of the process, the plant receives the ingredients and checks to ensure they meet the beverage’s standards. Once accepted, the ingredients are sent to the batching department where the drink formulation is mixed and processed. Then, the beverage is sent to the bottling department to be filled, capped and sleeved, date coded and boxed. From there, the labels are individually coded with a tracking number to ensure traceability. Samples are then sent to the quality control department for final analysis. “We check the beverage to make sure the products’ taste and freshness quality control is monitored at each step within aseptic solutions’ manufacturing operation. Healthy Operation aseptic solutions strives to produce high-quality products while reducing risks. by barbara mc hatton Charles Zhang, chairman and CEO of Aseptic Solutions USA has discovered an interesting niche. The firm is a contract manufacturer/co-packer for a variety of premium juices, energy shots, and nutritional and vitamin supplements for its clients. Started by Zhang in 2005, the company offers state-of-the-art technologies in producing and bottling beverages. He has been involved in the food and beverage industry for the past 25 years. No stranger to success, he was 86 WINTER 2011 the founder of Pick Up Stix, a quickcasual restaurant serving Chinese cuisine with more than 90 sites in California, Nevada and Arizona. When Zhang sold the chain to a major restaurant chain in 2004, his entrepreneurial interest was piqued by an emerging segment of the beverage industry – high-tech premium bottling. In 2005, he began Aseptic Solutions USA and hasn’t looked back. “Aseptic Solutions USA mixes and packages a wide variety of national

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Manufacturing Today - Winter 2011
Global Strategies
Business Value
Freudenberg Household Products
O.K. Foods Inc.
DJO Inc.
CMC Biologics
Packaging Progressions Inc.
Denison Industries
Burr Oak Tool Inc.
Cambridge International
Certified Transmission
Elopak Inc.
Patriot Forge Co.
Aseptic Solutions USA
Comex Group/Frazee Paint
Fabrica Fine Carpet and Rugs
Munroe Inc.
Peerless Mfg. Co.
Canplas Industries
Mettler-Toledo Hi-Speed
R.F. Hunter Co.
Ace Electronics
Advanced Fiber Technologies
Behringer Saws Inc.
Berger Paints – Trinidad Ltd.
DBS Manufacturing Inc.
DDH Enterprise
Deltak LLC
EVS Metal
Fisher Tank Co.
Hanford Pharmaceuticals
Hess Industries Inc.
Holjeron Inc.
Mid-Continent Engineering
New England Ropes
Ranor Inc.
SET Enterprises Inc.
Swaim Inc.
Total Electronics LLC
Weinbrenner Shoe Co.
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