Olymel invests $30M in two Ontario plant expansions
November 17, 2017
By Manufacturing AUTOMATION
Nov. 16, 2017 – Meat processing company Olymel has added to its Toronto, Ontario-area manufacturing footprint with upgrades at one Brampton, Ont. plant and the acquisition of a second nearby facility. The project also created 100 new jobs in the area.
“This major investment and the operational reorganization in the Ontario poultry sector were necessary for Olymel to continue to develop its markets, particularly in the breaded poultry products segment, whose popularity shows no signs of slowing,” said Réjean Nadeau, president and CEO.
The company has completed work on a $30-million scale-up project designed to boost the company’s processing capacity for breaded poultry products, which include chicken strips and chicken nuggets. The project added a fourth breading line at the Orenda plant in Brampton and brought in higher performance equipment.
The investment also helped secured the acquisition and redevelopment of a nearby Brampton manufacturing facility. The company’s new Westwyn plant translates to an additional 50,000 square feet of floor space for future growth.