Bridor invests $40 million to expand its Boucherville plant
The company continues its growth and expects to see an 80% increase in production capacity at this plant.
Montreal, January 31, 2017 – Bridor—the North American leader in bread and Viennese pastries for retail sale and the food service industry—is investing $40 million to double the size of its Boucherville baking facility. The expansion will allow Bridor to increase the plant’s production capacity by 80% and generate employment growth in the area.
“The company has witnessed exponential growth in recent years and this investment shows just how committed we are to continuously improving our offering,” says Jean-François Duquesne, CEO of Bridor. “We are proud to combine our traditional European baking know-how with cutting-edge industrial technology. It’s our special edge that allows us to produce quality breads and Viennese pastries at a wide scale.
Operating in Quebec for over 30 years, Bridor works closely with suppliers and customers to offer innovative solutions tailored to specific needs. While emphasis is put on innovation, the company always “stays true to tradition,” says Louis Le Duff, CEO and founder of Le Duff Group and owner of Bridor. The company’s recipes feature quality local ingredients with no preservatives, artificial colouring, or flavours. Bridor also offers a variety of organic and homemade yeast breads. Expanding the Boucherville plant will allow Bridor to broaden its range of products and continue offering customers the best the bakery has to offer in North America.
By the end of this project, Bridor will have opened up close to 60 new jobs, several of which are for industrial production operators who will be responsible for state-of-the-art production lines.
The $40 million dedicated to the Boucherville project is part of a global investment of €400 million that will span five years, initiated by Louis Le Duff. This amount will be dedicated to expanding industrial operations in France and North America, as well as other projects to be announced in the coming years.
The leading European style bakery in North America, Bridor holds more than 300 French crusty and artisanal bread recipes and 150 pastry recipes. The food processing
company operates industrial bakeries in Canada and the United States and markets the Bridor and Au Pain Doré brands. Bridor supplies major distributors, as well as grocery, restaurant, and hotel chains in both Canada and the United States. This pioneer company has an in-house R&D department and more than 700 employees at its four plants in North America, 500 of whom work in Canada.