Exceldor has announced that it has invested $35 million to build a new poultry distribution centre in Beloeil, Canada, in order to meet growing demand. Construction of the new facility will begin in spring 2018.
The company stated that the 135,000 sq. ft. site was necessary as its current facilities are currently working “at full capacity”.
“The distribution centre’s design will greatly increase effectiveness and optimise our processes. It will link our many production sites to the ultimate delivery to our customers,” said Exceldor’s president and chief executive officer, René Proulx.
“The vitality of the poultry market, combined with the quality and freshness of our products, makes for highly interesting business prospects.
“We are excited to launch this new chapter of growth with the commitment of our members and the dedication of our employees, with whom we have proudly collaborated in growing our organisation.”
Currently chief executive of GreenV – an international group of companies active in the horticultural sector – van Karnebeek spent a large portion of his career at Heineken, working in commercial, marketing and general management positions. He served as chief commercial officer at the Dutch brewer from 2015 until 2021.
The facility combines the existing Kerry office in Barcelona with a new customer suite and application labs. It will enable the company to work more closely with its customers in Southern Europe to develop food and beverage solutions.
The sweet and culinary flavor creation labs are the latest addition to the company’s expansive campus that has been in operation since 1964, spanning more than 312,150 square feet in Brabrand, Denmark. The innovation hub is home to more than 400 employees engaged in research, application development, ingredient and flavor creation.