Why a Global Company is Manufacturing in Marion, Texas

Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Taprite-Fassco Mfg, Inc., a division of Aalberts Industries, a global supplier for the beverage dispense market, is choosing to manufacture their products in Marion, Texas. Though the company is located in the United States, Germany and Italy, Marion has proven to be the right place for the company to fabricate components for assembling beer and soda dispensing equipment and other related accessories.  In fact, when Aalberts Industries decided to merge Schroeder America’s and Taprite-Fassco’s production facilities, they chose to invest in the Marion location and expand their production capabilities there.

Why Marion?

The local community has been highly supportive of Taprite-Fassco, with additional support being given by GVEC. When the Marion facility had to be expanded to support the production needs of Schroeder America, additional services were needed from GVEC. “GVEC worked with us to determine our additional electrical requirements and meet our consolidation deadline” said Aimee Phillips, Senior Manufacturing Engineer and Assistant Plant Manager.

Another benefit of being located in Marion is the easy access to a large hardware store, Helping Hand Hardware, and restaurants (GG’s Corner Café, Prima Taco House, Subway, Northern Lattes) within walking distance of the plant.

Marion gives them access to local talent.

The company has also benefited from access to the local labor pool and the ability to hire employees who embody the company’s goals and culture.  According to Aimee Phillips, “Being located in Marion centralizes our business to draw from Marion, New Braunfels, Seguin, Converse and other surrounding communities for employment and for suppliers that support our production requirements. Simultaneously, our employees are committed to:

a.       adapting and focusing on our customers’ requirements

b.       taking ownership and being responsible for achieving our commitments

c.       reaching for excellence by being passionate and persistent in everything we do

d.       learning from each other by being professional and open-minded

e.       acting with integrity, leading by example and transparently in everything we do.”

This is a convenient base for a company with a global reach.

Taprite-Fassco manufactures products that are shipped throughout the country, and even the world. It is critical that they have easy access to the infrastructure necessary to move raw materials and finished products. This is possible with their location in Marion, Texas where they are easily accessible from I10 and only 13 miles from IH35.

Learn more about Taprite

For 75 years Taprite has been the preferred supplier to the world’s most well-known soft drink and beer brands.  Taprite and Aalbert’s Industries commitment to quality products, innovative designs and industry leadership makes Taprite the brand of choice for professionals everywhere.

Taprite was founded in New Jersey as a supplier of beer dispensing equipment in 1940.  In 1997, Taprite merged with Standard-Keil and relocated to San Antonio and Marion, Texas under the name Taprite-Fassco and began supplying soda dispensing equipment.  Aalberts Industries acquired Taprite-Fassco and its sister company North American Dispense, a supplier of dispensing equipment to the beer industry, in 1997. In 2016, Aalberts Industries acquired soda equipment manufacturer Schroeder America and Vin Service Italy, a soda and beer equipment manufacturer. These companies are now all part of the Aalberts Dispense Technologies group.

This is the right location for Taprite. Could it be the right location for you?

Taprite-Fassco is not a small company, nor did they start in Texas. They have chosen to manufacture in Marion because of its location, access to available talent, and the local support they receive. To learn more about our community and the support your business could receive, contact the GVEC today.

 

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