Gehl Foods, LLC Awarded Co-Packer of the Year by PepsiCo North America Beverages

Germantown, WI, April 22, 2015 - Gehl Foods, LLC is the recipient of the 2014 Co-Packer of the Year - Customer Service Award from PepsiCo North America Beverages. The award is given in recognition of Gehl’s superior customer service and continuous support in bottling operations. The relationship between the two companies spans over 11 years, and the award recognizes Gehl Foods work with PepsiCo North America Beverages on new product initiatives last year.

“Gehl Foods is extremely honored to receive this prestigious award from PepsiCo,” said Jeff Chahley, Gehl Foods’ Chief Manufacturing Officer. “Our team strives to deliver world-class service to our customers through rigorous processes and can-do attitudes. They trust us to take care of their brands and deliver on our commitments. This award helps show that we are truly aligned on their priorities. ”

“Our projects with Gehl Foods were successfully completed and executed on time and seamlessly,” said Di Hebden, director of innovation, contract operations at PepsiCo. “Their tenacity and attention to detail are a part of their great customer service. It is a pleasure to work with their team and we look forward to more opportunities to collaborate with them in the future.”

Since 2007, Gehl's sales have increased almost 80%, and the company has added more than 100 jobs. Its investments in new technologies have exceeded $100 million. In March, Gehl’s was acquired by Wind Point Partners, and is poised for greater future growth to further service their customers, and quickly respond to the unique demands of each consumer market.

In 2014, Gehl’s supported more than 35 new product launches for some of the nation’s leading consumer brands.

About Gehl Foods, LLC

Gehl Foods is a Germantown, Wisconsin-based maker of ready-to-serve, real dairy products. The company uses an advanced aseptic process to eliminate microorganisms that cause dairy foods to spoil and at the same time locks in freshness and taste. Its products – cheese sauces, puddings, yogurt, and dairy-based beverages – are sold in restaurants and retail stores under Gehl brands and many global brands who trust Gehl Foods with their manufacturing operations.

Gehl Foods was founded in 1896 by J.P. Gehl, who began his business with an idea for improving the quality of local butter. Gehl Foods was recognized as a Biz Time Future 50 Award winner in 2013 and 2014, and as one of the Milwaukee Business Journal’s Fastest Growing Firms in 2013. Also Gehl’s was recently named one of the winners of the 2014 Quality and Service award by Dot Foods, the nation’s largest food redistributor.