ARYZTA North America, Canada, announced a new frozen bread line extension at its Ancaster, Ontario, Canada, bakery.
The 237,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art bakery makes a variety of breakfast and sweet baked goods for private label as well as for foodservice and retail customers under the Oakrun Farm Bakery and Otis Spunkmeyer brands.
The new frozen bread line is capable of producing large loaves as well as small rolls and buns. The frozen dough is shipped to retail grocers and foodservice accounts, where it is freshly baked in-store. While the new line will initially supply customers in Canada, the capacity increase will enable ARYZTA to expand supply and meet customer needs throughout North America. The line employs 48 people and boosts the bakery’s current 9-line footprint up to 10 production lines.
“The Ancaster bakery is key to our long-term growth plans,” says Deb Cochrane, president, ARYZTA, “With this efficient new line, we are investing to diversify our offerings, build sustainability, and most importantly, be a stronger and more cost-competitive partner to our customers.”
ARYZTA expects the new line to operate five days a week/24 hours a day.