CANADA, Saint-Hyacinthe, Quebec. The management of Olymel announced an investment of $11 mill. in the expansion and modernization of its pork further processing facility located in St-Henri-de-Lévis on the South Shore of Quebec. This investment is intended to introduce new equipment at the plant that will increase efficiency and boost production volume from 40 mill. to almost 60 mill. kilograms annually.
Olymel L.P. is Canada's leader in the production, processing and distribution of pork and poultry meats. The company, which celebrates its 25th anniversary in 2016, has made feeding the world its mission, which it pursues passionately with products of impeccable quality. In carrying out its mission every day, Olymel relies on its tradition of maintaining a strong link between farm and table, as well as on innovation and attention to customer and consumer needs. The company employs close to 11,000 persons, including more than 8,000 in Quebec, and has large facilities in Ontario, Alberta, New Brunswick and Saskatchewan. Olymel exports nearly a third of its total sales, mainly to the United States, Japan and Australia, as well as over 65 other countries. Its annual sales are on the order of 3 bn. dollars. The company markets its products mainly under the Olymel, Lafleur and Flamingo brands.