Highbury Canco has renewed its agreement with Kraft Heinz Canada to produce a range of Kraft Heinz products at its Leamington ON facility. The multi-year agreement is worth approximately $1 billion, at retail.
Highbury Canco has a long-standing relationship with Kraft Heinz Canada, producing brands including Heinz beans, Heinz tomato juice and Classico pasta sauce. The company has more than 600 employees in Leamington.
"This agreement is warmly received across our company – by our employees, families, and farmers," said Highbury Canco president and CEO Sam Diab. "As our largest customer, Kraft Heinz Canada uses about 180 million pounds of Ontario tomatoes in its products every year. This agreement helps support the entire Leamington community, and we are proud to continue our partnership with Kraft Heinz Canada."
Highbury Canco’s 2.1 million sq. ft. facility includes 24 production lines. The company is vertically integrated, with access to fresh produce, especially tomatoes, from local farms.