The famous Heinz ketchup will soon be produced on the island of Montreal, since the Kraft Heinz company intends to transfer its production there from the United States.
With the help of the Government of Quebec, which grants it a loan of $ 2 million, the American company will set up a ketchup production line at its plant in Mount Royal. This $ 17 million project will produce more than 100 million pounds of ketchup in the first two years of operation.
“The addition of a ketchup production line will consolidate the company’s position in Quebec, in addition to creating 30 permanent jobs and preserving approximately 750 of them. Our government is pleased to support the growth of Kraft Heinz Canada in the metropolis, ”said Chantal Rouleau, Minister responsible for the Metropolis and the Montreal region.
The company is delighted with this collaboration with the Quebec authorities.
“Kraft Heinz Canada is pleased to team up with the Government of Quebec on this investment and to bring ketchup production back from the United States to Canada. Our Mount Royal plant has been an important part of the Quebec economy for more than six decades, ”said Bruno Keller, President of Kraft Heinz Canada.
Kraft Heinz is a food giant with well-known brands like KD Mac and Cheese, Kraft Peanut Butter, Philadelphia Cheese (cream cheese), Classico pasta sauces and Maxwell House coffee.