McCain Foods has announced plans to boost capacity at its Coaldale plant in Canada to meet increasing global demand.
Built in 2000, the site in Alberta employs over 200 workers and draws its supply from 28 potato growers in the Southern Alberta region.
The expansion is expected to be completed by end of 2017 and is part of a $1 billion global investment programme.
Over the past 18 months, McCain Foods has announced increased capacity funding for its plants in the US, Canada, UK, Australia, France, Belgium, Argentina, Colombia and India.
Earlier this year it unveiled a £100 million investment to boost its production site in North Yorkshire, UK.
McCain Foods CEO Dirk Van de Put said: “We’re actively evaluating new opportunities to invest in our network as our global volumes increase.
“Over the last 18 months, we’ve confirmed investments of more than $1 billion to add capacity, including investments in infrastructure, technology and capabilities, across the full range of McCain products.”
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