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New Dr. Oetker production line to create more than 100 jobs


April 30, 2018
By Manufacturing AUTOMATION

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Apr. 30, 2018 – Food and food services business Dr. Oetker Canada says it is investing in a new, high-speed frozen pizza manufacturing line that will help create 103 jobs and retain 115 positions in London, Ont.

The company explains that the new line use high-speed press technology to manufacture both the smaller (1 to 2 serving size) and the larger (family-size) pizzas, estimating the plant’s overall production rate will nearly double from 10,000 to 18,000 pizzas per hour.

The investment through Ontario’s Jobs and Prosperity Fund will help Dr. Oetker Canada invest in a new production line that includes dough preparation, baking, toppings, freezing and packaging equipment.

The Ontario government is investing up to $7 million in the project through the Jobs and Prosperity Fund – Food and Beverage Growth Fund.

Located in Mississauga, Ont., Dr. Oetker Canada Ltd. is the Canadian division of the Oetker Group, a multinational corporation with headquarters in Germany and operations throughout Europe, Asia and the Americas.