Grupo Bimbo Subsidiary Bimbo Canada is investing a total of US$11.2 million to build a new tortilla production line at its production facility in Hamilton, Ontario.
The Ontario government will be providing $1.1 million through its Advanced Manufacturing and Innovation Competitiveness program, which provides financial support to manufacturing companies with a focus on small- to medium-sized companies across Ontario. The financial support will support the expansion, expected to help Bimbo meet growing demand for tortillas in Western Canada.
“We would like to thank the Ontario government for their support in installing a new innovative and high-speed tortilla production line at our Trillium bakery in Hamilton,” said Marie-Eve Royer, President at Bimbo Canada. “Not only will it 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 Canada was purchased in 2014 by Grupo Bimbo and in 2015, purchased Vachon Bakery and in 2016 acquired Stonemill Bakehouse. It is currently headquartered in Etobicoke, Ontario, and operates 16 bakeries and 11 distribution centres across the country.
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