Cabinet for Economic Development
Avure Technologies Inc. to Establish Headquarters in Northern Kentucky
Avure to create state-of-the-art high-pressure
processing food research lab
FRANKFORT, Ky. (Jan. 12, 2015) – A global
headquarters is coming to northern Kentucky. Gov. Steve Beshear today
celebrated the opening of Avure Technologies Inc. in Erlanger.
Avure, which develops high-pressure processing (HPP) systems
for the removal of foodborne pathogens in packaged foods, is expected to create
16 jobs and invest $3 million into the project.
“Avure develops a unique and
exciting product, and we’re proud that the company chose to bring its
headquarters and research facilities to northern Kentucky,” said Gov. Beshear.
“Kentucky continues to create products of the future. Avure’s decision to locate
here will help us to showcase our innovative spirit to the world.”
Avure’s facility on Airport Exchange Boulevard will
serve as the company’s global headquarters and will be the site of a
world-class HPP food research lab and customer service center. The company
chose to relocate its food lab and headquarters to Erlanger to be closer to its
equipment manufacturing location in Ohio.
“Northern Kentucky is a great location and a very
business-friendly environment,” said Jeff Williams, CEO of Avure Technologies.
“This site will enable us to work efficiently with our food manufacturers to
develop products that satisfy consumer demand for more natural foods without
Avure was the first to create commercially viable HPP
systems for removal of foodborne pathogens to substantially extend the shelf
life of packaged foods without chemical additives or preservatives. The company
has been a global expert in applying high-pressure technology for more than 50
years and has installed systems on every continent except Antarctica.
“We are excited to welcome Avure Technologies to Boone
County,” said Sen. John Schickel, of Union. “The 16 new, high-paying jobs, new
headquarters and nearly $3 million investment that Avure is bringing to the
region are all welcome additions to our world-class economy.”
“Avure is a global company, and it speaks volumes about
Boone County and our region’s workforce that the company is opening its
headquarters and state-of-the-art test kitchen here in northern Kentucky,” said
Rep. Diane St. Onge, of Lakeside Park.
“The opening of Avure’s new headquarters and food science
lab in northern Kentucky is a strong start to 2015,” said Kris Knochelmann,
Kenton County judge-executive and chairman of Northern Kentucky Tri-ED. “This
is exactly the type of facility that we want to attract to the region and
builds on northern Kentucky’s reputation as an ideal location for office
headquarters and food research and development facilities.”
“Avure is a leader in the global food science industry and
we’re thrilled with the jobs and investment the company is establishing in
Boone County,” said Boone County Judge-Executive Gary Moore. “Their new
headquarters will provide them with the technology needed for their team to
develop the latest innovations in high-pressure food processing, right here in
To encourage the investment and job growth in northern
Kentucky, the Kentucky Economic Development Finance Authority (KEDFA)
preliminarily approved the company for tax incentives up to $300,000 through
the Kentucky Business Investment program. The performance-based incentive
allows a company to keep a portion of its investment over the term of the
agreement through corporate income tax credits and wage assessments by meeting
job and investment targets.
information on Avure, visit www.avure-hpp-foods.com
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