19 September 2012

McCain Foods to double capacity of its potato processing plant in Harbin, China

Toronto, Ontario - 19 September 2012 - Today McCain Foods Limited announced plans to double the operating capacity of its Harbin, China potato processing plant. The Harbin plant was built in 2005 and is one of several potato processing plants McCain operates in the Asia Pacific region. 

We have experienced strong growth throughout the Asia Pacific region, including exceptional growth in our China business – this growth requires additional investment in local capacity to support our business and our customers,” says Fred Schaeffer, regional president, APMEA (Asia Pacific, Middle East & Africa), McCain. 

The first stage of capacity expansion at the Harbin plant was completed this month, with the final stage to be completed in 2013

McCain is one of the largest manufacturers of frozen potato specialties, it also produces other foods, including pizza, appetizers, oven meals, juice and desserts. A privately owned company based in Florenceville, New Brunswick and Toronto, Ontario, Canada, McCain generates annual sales in excess of CDN$6 billion, employs 18,000 people and operates 50 production facilities on six continents. McCain also owns The Day & Ross Transportation Group – based in Hartland, New Brunswick – one of the largest transportation companies in Canada. 

Source: McCain Foods