After some recent high-profile closures the food manufacturing industry received a boost with the official opening of the new Dr. Oetker’s facility in London.
The company’s new frozen pizza production facility, which has been in operation since mid-March, will act as a production hub for the company’s North American pizza operations.
“Canada is an excellent market for Dr. Oetker,” said Dr. Christian von Twickel, Executive Vice President at Dr. Oetker Canada. “Canadians are particularly receptive to our type of innovative and high-quality products and we are excited to have opened our first North American frozen pizza plant in London. We are confident in the local workforce, the Ontario agri-food sector and the North American market and we are honoured to be part of the London community.”
The London facility houses production of the company’s pizza lines, including Ristorante, a thin-crust gourmet pizza, Casa di Mama, its Italian homemade style pizza and Panebello, its bakery crust pizza. Over time, the facility will produce up to 50 million frozen pizzas every year for both the Canadian and U.S. markets, and will source millions of pounds of high-quality raw ingredients from Ontario farmers and food processors.