JLL Aids in Coffee Company’s Move to Virginia Port Logistics Park
Partnership of Brokerage and Project and Development Services leads to future growth for Massimo Zanetti Beverage USA (MZB-USA)
HAMPTON ROADS, VA, June 11, 2020 - JLL announces today its client, Massimo Zanetti Beverage USA (MZB-USA), a vertically integrated coffee company who roasts and distributes Chock full o’Nuts®, Kauai Coffee®, Segafredo Zanetti®, and Hills Bros.®, has leased a distribution facility at Virginia Port Logistics Park (formerly Centerpoint) at 1080 Centerpoint Drive in Suffolk, Virginia. MZB-USA and Virginia Port Logistics Park owners, Pennsylvania-based Equus Capital Partners, are working toward the build-out of a 350,000-square-foot warehouse and distribution center. MZB-USA is expected to fully migrate its operations to the new facility in July 2021.
“We are pleased to announce the selection of Virginia Port Logistics Park as our East Coast distribution center. This was the result of a concerted effort in partnership with the City of Suffolk, Equus Capital Partners, and JLL to align our long-term strategic market and supply chain initiatives with a national outlook,” said MZB-USA Senior Vice President of Supply Chain Doug Nesmith. “This facility will position us for greater efficiency and continued growth, add to the economic vitality of the area, and bringing great people to Suffolk – along with some of the best coffee on earth.”
MZB-USA has been a part of the Hampton Roads community for years, growing exponentially since relocating its business to Suffolk, VA in 1987. The new distribution center located within Virginia Port Logistics Park, the largest master-planned industrial development in the Norfolk region, will be close to the company’s headquarters and main roasting facility and provides expansion options for the company’s future growth.
“We are thrilled to achieve this space solution for MZB-USA,” noted Christine Young, Vice President, JLL. “One of MZB’s key concerns was the ability to scale and grow as they continue to build their business. Virginia Port Logistics Park addresses those priorities and provides the flexibility for this beverage brand to thrive. We are confident they will enjoy significant success there for years to come.”
JLL’s Christine Young, Gregg Christoffersen, Kris Kennedy, and Michael Morehead represented MZB-USA in the transaction.
For more information about MZB-USA’s move to Virginia Port Logistics Park or JLL Hampton Roads, visit https://www.us.jll.com/en/locations/mid-atlantic.
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About Massimo Zanetti Beverage USA
Massimo Zanetti Beverage USA (MZB-USA) is one of the largest vertically integrated coffee companies in the US offering a range of branded and proprietary coffee, tea, and drink mixes for the home, office, and foodservice. With its headquarters and main roasting facility in Suffolk, VA, the company currently operates a Sales, Marketing, & Distribution Center in Portsmouth, VA., the largest coffee farm in the US on the island of Kauai, HI, and a Coffee Away From Home ‘Center of Excellence’ in Moonachie, NJ. MZB-USA is also a leading private label coffee provider and its globally-recognized brands include Segafredo Zanetti® Coffee and Espresso, Chock full o’Nuts®, Hills Bros.® Coffee, Hills Bros. Cappuccino, and Kauai Coffee® among others. Part of the Massimo Zanetti Beverage Group, MZB-USA also licenses Segafredo Zanetti® Espresso Cafés throughout North America and offers a range of espresso machines and single serve brewers further strengthening its position as Coffee Complete™ from crop to cup. For more information, visit www.mzb-usa.com.
Massimo Zanetti Beverage Group S.p.A
Massimo Zanetti Beverage Group S.p.A. is a world leader in the production, processing, and marketing of roasted coffee and other selected categories of colonial products, distributed in about 110 countries. The Group manages the different activities, from procurement to consumption, operating 18 facilities across Europe, Asia, and the Americas, and through a global network of about 400 coffee shops in 50 countries. Moreover, MZB Group completes the range of its products through the sale of coffee makers and complementary products, such as tea, cocoa, chocolate and top-quality spices.