The Quebec company specializing in biscuits has acquired a new production plant in Brockville, Ontario.
The new 790,197 square foot plant will be “Leclerc’s largest facility” in terms of production volume, the company said in a statement Tuesday.
It will make cookies and snack bars that are certified peanut-free. Production is expected to start gradually from July 2022, reaching full capacity in January 2023, it said.
The establishment, whose acquisition bill (including production equipment), will amount to more than $100 million over five years, should generate more than a hundred jobs during the same period.
“Brockville offers a strategic location in North America, close to US customs and our other Leclerc factories in Canada and the United States. This new facility will allow us to continue the growth of our expanding operations,” said Denis Leclerc, President of Groupe Leclerc.
Founded in 1905, Groupe Leclerc has more than 1,300 employees and nine production plants. The head office and two factories are located in Saint-Augustin-de-Desmaures in Quebec, while three factories are in Ontario, more specifically in Hawkesbury, Cornwall and Brockville. US factories are located in Montgomery, Pennsylvania, Kingsport, Tennessee and Phoenix, Arizona.