QAF, the parent company of Gardenia Bakeries, has opened a new factory in Laguna, Philippines that will enable it to increase its production by 50%, according to reports in the Philippine Star, Business World Online and the Manila Times.
The new factory – the company’s sixth – has capacity for 150,000 loaves per day. Built at a cost of 1 billion PHP ($21 million), it is said to have been constructed to cater to growing bread demand in the Luzon region.
Commenting on the news, QAF group managing director Tan Kong King said: “The opening of this plant will further enhance Gardenia’s production capacity, and fast-track its growth momentum in the Philippines. It puts Gardenia in the forefront of the bread and bakery industry, and enables the company to pursue new heights of growth and excellence”.
Gardenia Philippines president and general manager Simplicio Umali added: “Gardenia’s newest plant combines the latest available technologies and equipment in the field of bread baking from all over the world. This ensures consumers that they will only receive best quality Gardenia products made from a state-of-the-art, sophisticated baking facility. Sufficient bread supplies to our retail trade partners are now ensured”.
Source: Philippine Star / Business World Online / Manila Times