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Canada's Olymel invests $30m in poultry in Brampton, creates 100 jobs

Staff Writer |
Olymel management announced that it has just completed an investment of more than $30 million to redevelop its Orenda poultry further processing plant in Brampton, Ontario, and to acquire a new plant (Westwyn), also located in Brampton.

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This investment increases the company's production capacity, particularly in the breaded poultry products segment, in order to capitalize on business opportunities that the market offers both in the HRI (Hotel, Restaurant and Institution) network and in the retail distribution sector.

The acquisition of a new building represents an addition of more than 50,000 square feet to the existing surface area of these two Olymel plants, and makes additional space available to be used for future developments.

Thanks to this investment, the Brampton Orenda plant, which had reached its full production capacity, is now equipped with a fourth breading line and high-performance equipment that are resulting in higher productivity and efficiency gains.

Notably, the plant is now able to produce gluten-free products at all times, both for its house brands, such as Flamingo, and for private brands.

The recently acquired and refurbished Westwyn plant is specialized in deboning, which was previously done at the Olymel Orenda plant.

The reorganized and extended activities of these two Olymel Ontario plants that specialize in poultry processing will create more than 100 new jobs.

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