Edmonton, Alta. – Leduc, Alta.-based Siwin Foods has announced it will build a new $13-million processing plant in Edmonton in partnership with the Alberta Livestock and Meat Agency.
The new facility will allow Siwin Foods to combine all of its production in one plant, increasing capacity and improving efficiencies. It will also allow for future expansion, and will feature industry-leading specifications that will enable the company to meet export requirements for two of its target markets, the U.S. and China.
The company says it will hire more employees as its production needs increase. It will also invest in food safety training.
“Creating an internationally competitive food company requires a lot of planning and investment,” says Siwin vice-president Gord DeJong. “We built a state-of-the-art facility that can fulfill all the regulatory requirements and we are training our people to fully utilize the space to create safe, high-quality food. Right now, we are growing our domestic market share, but our ultimate goal is to sell Alberta-made products back into the Chinese market, as well as other international markets, like the U.S.”
Siwin Foods is a subsidiary of China-based Yantai Xiwang Foods, and produces a range of ready-to-eat meats including dumplings, potstickers frozen meats and ring sausages.