FDBusiness.com

McCain Foods Takes Capacity Spend to Over $1 Billion

 Breaking News
  • Sweets and Snacks New Product Development Thrives on Adventure and Bite-size Trends With one in four global consumers increasing their consumption of confectionery over the past year (Innova Market Insights Consumer Survey, 2018) because “there is more variety & novelty available,” the food industry is responding. New data from Innova Market Insights finds a 15 percent average annual growth in global confectionery launches with a “discovery” claim [...]...
  • 80,000 Tonnes of Skimmed Milk Powder Sold in Biggest Tender A total of 80,424.05 tonnes of the skimmed milk powder bought into public stock by the European Commission since 2015 were sold in the latest tender sale, bringing the remaining stock to around 22,000 tonnes out of the original 380,000 tonnes, stockpiled since the crisis that hit the dairy sector in 2015. In effect, almost [...]...
  • Müller Rolls Out ‘Stealth’ Milk Caps Müller, Britain’s leading producer of branded and private label fresh milk, cream, butter and ingredients, is rolling out a new lightweight recyclable milk cap, which uses 13% less plastic material. The innovative solution allows the business to remove 300 tonnes of plastic every year, the equivalent weight of 231 million ‘stealth’ milk caps. The dairy company has [...]...
  • Greene King Announces New Chief Executive The board of Greene King has announced that Nick Mackenzie will join the board on 1st May 2019 as chief executive in succession to Rooney Anand. Nick Mackenzie will be joining from Merlin Entertainments where, as a member of the executive committee, he is responsible for the Midway portfolio of attractions, which comprises over 100 [...]...
  • Irish Grocery Market Hits Festive Record as Retailers Cash in on Christmas The Irish grocery market grew by an impressive 3.0% over the 12 weeks to 30 December, ensuring a record festive period for retailers. The latest Kantar Worldpanel data shows value sales reached €995 million in the month of December – the highest monthly total ever recorded in the Irish grocery market. This was driven by [...]...

McCain Foods Takes Capacity Spend to Over $1 Billion

McCain Foods Takes Capacity Spend to Over $1 Billion
July 24
09:59 2017

Over the past 18 months, McCain Foods has announced increased capacity investments in its plants in the USA, Canada, United Kingdom, Australia, France, Belgium, Argentina, Colombia and India – reflecting the company’s continued growth on a global scale. “We’re actively evaluating new opportunities to invest in our network as our global volumes increase,” says Dirk Van de Put, president and chief executive of McCain Foods. “Over the last 18 months, we’ve confirmed investments of more than $1 billion to add capacity, including investments in infrastructure, technology and capabilities, across the full range of McCain products.”

For example, in the UK McCain Foods is planning to invest over a £100 million in renewing its production facility at Scarborough. As well as equipment upgrades, the renewal plans include state-of-the-art odour reduction technology, as well as extensive landscaping around the perimeter of the factory. The company will also be implementing renewable technology to further reduce its environmental impact. McCain Foods is the area’s largest private employer and works in partnership with over 200 suppliers, potato growers and community organisations in the region.

McCain Foods has also just announced plans to expand its capacity at its plant in Coaldale, Alberta, Canada. This investment will bring additional production capacity to the French fry manufacturing facility, helping to meet continued strong demand for McCain products in the company’s domestic and international markets.

Built in 2000, Coaldale is a key plant within the McCain North American supply network and today employs over 200 workers and draws its supply from 28 potato growers in the Southern Alberta region. The expansion is expected to be completed by autumn 2017 and is part of an ongoing global capacity investment program that the company has in place.

About Author

mike

mike

Related Articles



Food & Drink Business Conference & Exhibition 2016

Upcoming Events

  • June 18, 2019Multimodal 2019
AEC v1.0.4

find food jobs

The Magazine

F&D Business Preferred Suppliers

New Subscriber

Subscribe Here



Advertisements