McCain, the Canada-based frozen potato firm, is expanding its french fry chip manufacturing site in Smithton, Australia through a A$40 million ($28.3 million) investment, according to Australian media reports.
Tasmania Talks reports that, following the upgrade, Smithton will become McCain’s main french-fry production facility in Australia and New Zealand.
As a result of the investment, McCain will be capable of manufacturing 25 new retail products and providing additional capacity across the entire McCain supply network, McCain Foods Smithton plant manager Rodney McLaren said.
“This infrastructure upgrade is a massive boost for all our staff, the local Smithton community and the entire McCain Foods operation across Australia and New Zealand”, he added. “This new multimillion-dollar investment in our plant will cement our strategic position within the McCain supply chain network and create more space for additional growth across the entire organisation”.
McCain had previously invested A$10 million at the Smithton site in 2015 to expand storage capacity and install a new packing line.
Source: Tasmania Talks / ABC (Australia)