Nestlé Canada announces major expansion

Nestlé Canada to invest $41 million in Wilton Grove Road plant, adding 88 new jobs

NESTLÉ CANADA TODAY announced an investment of $41.3 million to increase production capabilities at its ice cream plant on Wilton Grove Road.

The facility, which supplies all of Canada with brands such as Hӓagen-Dazs, Real Dairy and Drumstick, has seen increased growth within the category, resulting in greater production demands.

Th announced expansion builds on a prior $50-million investment in 2018. Ground-breaking is scheduled for September and the project is expected to be completed by 2023.

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“We are honoured to be part of the London community for over 50 years and thrilled to make this significant investment which is truly a testament to our support for our people,” says Jayne Payette, president, ice cream, at Nestlé Canada. “We have over 800 dedicated employees who are working hard every day at our ice cream factory to manufacture Canada’s most beloved ice cream brands. This investment allows us to bring even more exciting and innovative products to market and continue to meet consumer demand.”

“This is incredible news for the London region,” adds Jeff Yurek, MPP for Elgin-Middlesex-London. “Nestlé is a strong member of London’s business community, and I am proud to have their local leadership both as an employer and in environmental sustainability initiatives.”

According to “Nestlé, the investment will create 88 new job opportunities at the factory and create two new production lines to generate more capacity for future growth. The expansion will also resulting in incremental ingredient, packaging and raw material supplier purchases.

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Nestlé Canada is one of the largest purchasers of Canadian dairy for its extensive portfolio of market leading products. In 2020, over $45 million worth of dairy was purchased locally.

The new investment will see an increase to the factory’s current footprint by over 26,600 square feet and will create additional buildings, increased refrigeration capacity and other services to support the new capacity. Nestlé Canada announces major expansion Nestlé Canada Expansion

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