Campari Canada has announced that it will invest CAD 5 million ($3.9 million) in its Ontario distillery, which produces Forty Creek Canadian Whiskey.
The investment will cover the costs of renovation and redevelopment of the facility in Grimsby, Ontario.
Gruppo Campari has invested over $200 million in the country since 2014, including the initial CAD 186 million ($156 million) acquisition of the Forty Creek Distillery.
“We recognize the Canadian domestic market represents a huge opportunity for growth,” said Massimo Mottura, president, Campari Canada.
“The retooled and improved Grimsby facility will allow Campari Canada to serve the market more efficiently and ensure we keep jobs here in Canada.”
The announcement was made alongside members of Ontario’s provincial parliament, including the Hon. Michael Chan, minister of international trade and the Hon. Brad Duguid, minister of economic development and growth.
The Hon. Michael Chan said: “Our government is working to make sure Ontario is able to compete and succeed in today’s rapidly changing global market. One of the ways we are doing this is by increasing access and export capacity for our businesses.”
The Hon. Brad Duguid, Minister of Economic Development and Growth added: “We’re thrilled that Campari is investing and expanding in Ontario.
“This is a tremendous vote of confidence in our people, in our economy and in the work we have been doing together to make Ontario one of the best places in the world to invest and do business.”
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