TORONTO, ON – Labatt Breweries of Canada – a division of multinational brewing company AB InBev – has announced details of the investment of “$461.5 million through its capital program focused on sustainability, innovation and production enhancements that will have significant impact on its breweries and operations across the country.”
The investments and initiatives currently underway and coming up across the country under the 2019-2022 capital program include:
- Ontario: $145 million will be invested, with $52.6 million going directly into the London brewery for major initiatives such as KeelClip™ – a minimal material fastener solution made of recyclable fibre paperboard to replace the use of plastic rings, tops and shrink film – and a new state-of-the art can line that increases packaging flexibility and supports product innovation.
- Quebec: $110 million will be invested, with $43.7 million going directly into the Montreal brewery for significant projects like KeelClip™ and the installation of a new fermentation tank to increase brewing capacity.
- British Columbia: $38 million will be invested, with $4.6 million going directly into the Creston brewery’s warehouse expansion and upgrades and $2.9 million going into brewing enhancements at Vancouver’s Turning Point Brewery.
- Nova Scotia: $25.2 million will be invested, with $11 million going directly into the Oland Brewery in Halifax for equipment and process improvements including a new leading-edge pasteurizer – a one-of-a-kind in North America.
- Newfoundland: $9.9 million will be invested, with $2.8 million going directly into the St. John’s brewery for two new modular boilers that are up to 80 per cent more efficient, and other upgrades and enhancements.
- Alberta: $119 million will be invested, with $69 million going directly into the Edmonton brewery for new equipment, technology and upgrades, new warehouse space, and a 30,000 square-foot ready-to-drink building to support expanded brewing type and capacity, all of which will result in job creation.
For more details, see the full news release.
Source & Photo: Labatt Breweries of Canada