Bimbo Canada is building a $15 million tortilla production line in Hamilton, Ont. to help the bakery meet growing market demand in Western Canada.
As part of the investment by Etobicoke-headquartered Bimbo, the Ontario government is providing the company with $1.5 million via the Advanced Manufacturing and Innovation Competitiveness stream of the province’s Regional Development Program.
“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, in a statement. “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 employs more than 4,300 people across the 16 bakeries and 11 distribution centres it operates across the country.
The company produces and distributes more than 1,000 products for 18 brands, including Dempster's, Villaggio, POM and Stonemill.