Bakery firm Bimbo has announced it plans to invest C$15 million ($11.2 million) in a new tortilla production line in Hamilton, in Canada’s Ontario province.
According to an article in Canadian Grocer, the company made the decision to invest in the new line in order to meet growing market demand in Western Canada.
Bimbo’s investment is supported by the Ontario government which is providing CAD $1.5 million ($1.1million) for the project through a regional development program.
Commenting on the expansion, Bimbo Canada president Marie-Eve Royer said: “Not only will [the production line] bake the highest quality Dempster’s tortillas that Canadians love, but it will also create jobs for the region and improve food security in Ontario. As we continue to strive to feed Canadians, we look forward to continuing to work with the province, as well as local and industry partners, on this important mission”.
Bimbo currently has a portfolio of 18 brands in Canada, including Dempster’s, Villaggio, POM and Stonemill.
Source: Canadian Grocer