HAMILTON, ONT. — Toronto-based bakery Bimbo Canada has announced it will build a new $15-million tortilla production line in Hamilton, supported by the Ontario government with a $1.5-million contribution.
Bimbo said the new facility will help the firm meet growing market demand in Western Canada.
The government is allocating funding through the Advanced Manufacturing and Innovation Competitiveness stream of the province’s Regional Development Program.
Bimbo, in operation for 110 years, is Canada’s oldest bakery. The firm operates 16 bakeries and 11 distribution centres across the country and distributes more than 1,000 products for 18 brands, including Dempster’s, Villaggio, POM and Stonemill.
“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 release. “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.”