Kraft Heinz plans to bring production of Heinz Ketchup back to Canada from the U.S
The ketchup will be produced at Kraft Heinz Canada’s flagship Mont Royal facility in Montreal.
The new ketchup line is set to begin operation in late summer 2021 and is expected to produce over 100 million pounds of Heinz Ketchup for Canadian consumers in the first two years alone as production ramps up. This project is a joint investment between Kraft Heinz Canada and the Government of Quebec's business expansion program.
“We’re incredibly excited about this announcement,” Peter Hall, senior vice president of Retail Sales and Foodservice told Grocery Business. “Heinz Ketchup is an iconic brand, and we’re pleased to bring production back to Canada, especially as demand is increasing across the category. We are continuing to build for the future by investing in our brands and our amazing team and facility in Quebec. This is truly an historic moment for Kraft Heinz Canada, and we look forward to bringing this to our customers and consumers.”
Bruno Keller, president of Kraft Heinz Canada, says the company is partnering with the Quebec government on the investment.
"Through our partnership with Quebec and increased efficiencies at our Mont Royal facility, it became possible to return this iconic product back to Canada for Canadians at this time."
The project will create 30 new jobs and help maintain approximately 750 more at the Mont Royal facility.