Bakers Journal

Bimbo Canada to build tortilla production line in Hamilton, Ont.

January 12, 2023
By Bakers Journal

Hamilton, Ont. – Bimbo Canada is investing $1.5 million to build a new tortilla production line at its Hamilton, Ont., location with $1.5 million in matching funding from the Ontario government through the Advanced Manufacturing and Innovation Competitiveness stream of its Regional Development Program.

Headquartered in Etobicoke, Bimbo Canada has produced baked goods and snacks for more than 110 years and employs more than 4,300 people in its 16 bakeries and 11 distribution centres across Canada. The company produces and distributes more than 1,000 products for 18 brands, including Dempster’s, Villaggio, POM and Stonemill.

The new line is expected to help meet growing market demand in Western Canada, boost local manufacturing and create new, good-paying jobs.

“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. “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.”

“Our government is thrilled to support this investment from Bimbo Canada – a growing Ontario company that believes in its community and is creating jobs for the people of Hamilton,” Premier Doug Ford said in a news release.

“Investments by local manufacturers, like Bimbo Canada, demonstrate the strength of Ontario’s manufacturing might and world-class workforce,” said Vic Fedeli, Minister of Economic Development, Job Creation and Trade. “Supporting these efforts is a key part of our plan to build a strong Ontario, and we look forward to working with the sector to create good-paying jobs and foster economic growth. We thank Bimbo Canada for making a significant contribution to our province’s dynamic manufacturing sector.”

The Regional Development Program provides cost-shared funding to businesses, municipalities and economic development organizations to help local communities attract investment, diversify their economies and create jobs.

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