Dr. Oetker expands capacity in London, Ont.
Dr. Oetker Canada is adding a high-speed frozen pizza manufacturing line to its London plant, creating 103 jobs and almost doubling production
Food In Canada
London, Ont. – Dr. Oetker Canada is installing a high-speed, frozen pizza manufacturing line to its plant in London.
The province of Ontario is helping out with the project by investing $7 million through the Jobs and Prosperity Fund – Food and Beverage Growth Fund.
In a statement, the government of Ontario says the new line “will help to create 103 jobs and retain 115 positions and boost competitiveness in London.”
The new production line includes dough preparation, baking toppings, freezing and packaging equipment. The statement adds that it “will be unique in that it will use high-speed press technology to manufacture both the smaller (one to 2 serving size) and the larger (family-size) pizzas.”
The line will almost double the production rate at the plant to 18,000 pizzas per hour from 10,000 pizzas per hour.
The government of Ontario says the “investment will help to incease the amount of Ontario inputs that Dr. Oetker Canada uses to $23.3 million from $9.4 million per year, which will have a significant impact on the agri-food supply chain.”
Dr. Oetker Canada is the Canadian division of the Oetker Group, a multinational food and foodservices corporation.