Lamb Weston Holdings has announced an expansion of french fry processing capacity in Argentina, with the planned construction of a new manufacturing facility in Mar del Plata, Buenos Aires.
The new french fry processing facility is expected to produce more than 200 million pounds of frozen french fries and other potato products per year for the South American market.
“Our investment in a new french fry processing facility demonstrates our continued confidence in the growing global market for frozen french fries, and our commitment to serving our customers in Argentina and the broader South American market,” said Tom Werner, president and CEO of Lamb Weston.
The company recently increased its stake in its South American joint venture, Lamb Weston Alimentos Modernos from 50% to 90%.
Construction of the new line is expected to be completed by mid-2024 and will add around 250 new jobs.
© FoodBev Media Ltd 2022
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