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These are the Largest & Fastest-Growing Manufacturers in New Jersey

Posted by IndustrySelect on Thursday, June 27, 2019

100018_innovativechemicalcompaniesNew Jersey may have the nickname "Garden State," but it's also a manufacturing stronghold. Various industries, such as medical, technology, automotive, electronics and chemical take advantage of the state's unique location.

With access to international shipping ports and airports, and a strong interstate system, New Jersey is ideally located for importing and exporting. Let's take a closer look at some of the fastest-growing companies in New Jersey and the reasons for their success.

An Overview of New Jersey Manufacturing

According to data compiled by MNI, the century-old industrial data publisher that powers IndustrySelect, an overwhelming majority of manufacturers in New Jersey are located in its northeast quadrant. Cities such as Newark, Clifton, Jersey City and Fairfield account for 67% of the state's manufacturing base.

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Highly urbanized and in close proximity to New York City, the region hosts dozens of multibillion-dollar companies. The remainder of the state adds up to 33% of the manufacturing capacity, with the southeast and southwest accounting for 9% and 10%, respectively.

The 10,121 manufacturing companies in New Jersey have seen greater than 1% growth in number of employees in the past year.

New Jersey's Largest & Fastest-Growing Manufacturers

The following companies are among New Jersey's largest and recently reported employment growth to IndustrySelect. 

Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corp.5,000East HanoverNJ
Wakefern Food Corp.3,500KeasbeyNJ
Integra LifeSciences Corp.1,000PlainsboroNJ
Ortho-Clinical Diagnostics, Inc.1,000RaritanNJ
PIM Brands, LLC750SomersetNJ
F & S Produce Co., Inc.650RosenhaynNJ
Subaru Of America, Inc.600CamdenNJ
ProBuild Co., LLC550Mount LaurelNJ
Ferrero U.S.A., Inc.535SomersetNJ
151 Foods, LLC500BellmawrNJ
Komar & Sons Inc., Charles500Jersey CityNJ

About New Jersey's Largest & Fastest-Growing Manufacturers

1. Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corp.
Employees: 5,000
Location: East Hanover

As the largest manufacturing company in New Jersey, Novartis Pharmaceuticals employs 5,000 people. Part of the global Novartis family, its total revenue is $52 billion. In addition to researching and developing medications to treat conditions ranging from hypertension to Alzheimer's disease and diabetes, Novartis is pioneering telemedicine for patients who lack access to doctors and hospitals.

2. Wakefern Food Corp.
Employees: 3,500
Location: Keasbey

Wakefern Food Corp is the largest retailer cooperative group of supermarkets in the United States. To residents of the northeast, it's probably better known by its main brand, ShopRite. In addition to the supermarket chain, Wakefern operates PriceRite Marketplace, The Fresh Grocer and Dearborn Market.

3. Integra LifeSciences Corp.
Employees: 1,000
Location: Plainsboro

Delivering solutions for surgeons and patients, Integra LifeSciences offers a wide variety of prosthetics, neurosurgery tools and monitoring equipment.

4. Ortho-Clinical Diagnostics Inc.
Employees: 1,000
Location: Raritan

Founded in 1939, Ortho-Clinical Diagnostics specializes in diagnostic equipment for blood testing. It also maintains a robust research-and-development department behind many medical breakthroughs, including the first Food and Drug Administratiion approval of automated random hepatitis tests and the first test to screen donated blood for Chagas disease.

5. PIM Brands LLC
Employees: 750
Location: Somerset

PIM Brands is the marketing arm of Promotion In Motion Inc. Some of its products include Welch's Fruit Rolls, Sun-Maid Chocolate Raisins, Toggi Fine European Chocolate Wafers and Welch's Fruit Snacks.

6. F&S Produce Co., Inc.
Employees: 650
Location: Rosenhayn

One of the relatively small number of manufacturers in southern New Jersey, F&S Produce began as a farming business. Today, it processes more than 100 million pounds of produce, with an emphasis on local purchasing. To deliver its time-sensitive cargo, F&S also operates its own 50-truck fleet.

7. Subaru of America Inc.
Employees: 600
Location: Camden

More than 600 dealerships nationwide look to corporate headquarters as the source of their rolling stock. Formed in 1968 as a way to sell the diminutive Subaru 360, Subaru of America now employs 600 people at its headquarters alone.

8. ProBuild Co LLC
Employees: 550
Location: Mount Laurel

A subsidiary of Builders FirstSource, ProBuild produces lumber and building materials for home construction. That includes items such as dimensional lumber and sheet goods. Distributing to 45 states, the company and its industry has been at the forefront of the state's rapid manufacturing growth.

9. Ferrero USA Inc.
Employees: 535
Location: Somerset

The U.S. branch of Ferrero SpA is responsible for introducing the United States to Nutella. It also brought us the ever-popular Tic-Tac mints and Rocher pralines.

10. 151 Foods LLC
Employees: 500
Location: Bellmawr

A 385,000-square-foot facility in Bellmawr was customized to support 151 Foods's baking operations. The company's fresh bakery products are made exclusively for Amoroso and Mulloy family bakeries in the New Jersey and Pennsylvania region.

For More Information on New Jersey Manufacturers

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