Ontario brewer doubling can line capacity
June 4, 2020, Kitchener, Ont. – Waterloo Brewing Ltd., Ontario’s largest Canadian-owned brewery, is investing $13.4 million in its facility to satisfy upcoming volume demands of its rapidly growing business.
The project will include expansion of its brewing and blending capacity as well as the installation of a new can line.
“Our business has been experiencing significant growth over the past several years and we are investing to ensure that we can continue to satisfy the ongoing growth demand,” said company president and CEO George Croft. “The investment in capacity and capability is consistent with our very disciplined and strategic approach to capital and the return we expect.
“The landscape in beverage alcohol is changing so rapidly, and being able to develop, produce and sell an ever-increasing range of products is essential to success. In our state-of-the art facility we’re able to produce almost every style of beer, ciders, coolers, seltzers, and any other beverage the market might demand. We can do that both efficiently and with the highest quality standards.”
Chief operating officer Russell Tabata said the new can line will enhance the company’s competitiveness.
“The aluminum can is fast becoming the container of choice in beer and beverage alcohol and this new line will double our canning capacity to 900,000 hectolitres as well as increase our overall packaging capacity to just over 1.4 million hectolitres.