Labatt boosts production with $26.6M expansion of London brewery
By Food in Canada StaffBusiness Operations Beverages Editor pick Labatt Breweries of Canada Ontario
Labatt Breweries of Canada is investing $26.6 million into its London, Ont., brewery to fund the addition of a new four-tank fermenting cellar and two new packers.
To enable Labatt to meet growing consumer demand, $13.5 million of the investment will fund the addition of four new tanks for the brewery’s fermenting cellar, increasing the capacity at the London brewhouse by 597K hectolitres per year.
Also expanding the brewery’s operational capabilities, $13.09 million will fund two new packaging lines in the brewhouse. This packaging technology uses a sustainable paperboard, enabling products to be packaged with significantly less glue compared to previous models.
“Our London brewery is the largest in Labatt’s network, brewing over 40 per cent of the beer we brew for Canadians, and this significant investment boosts the facility’s production capacity and sustainability performance,” said Jeff Ryan, VP legal and corporate affairs, Labatt Breweries of Canada. “With this increased production capacity, Labatt can meet current Canadian consumer demand while also setting us up for future growth.”
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