Portugese manufacturers of fruit based preparations, Frulact Group, sets up a new plant and research & development facility in Kingston. Frulact Group is widely known for providing fruit based preparations for applications in dairy, ice-cream and food & beverage industries. KEDKO, established in 1988 as a non-profit agency, acts as sales and marketing unit for city of Kingston. Their success depends on bringing new businesses in city and growing existing business opportunities to impact on economy of Kingston.
KEDKO has been assisting Frulact Group to acquire 15 acres of land in Cataraqui Estates Business Park situated at the west end of Kingston. The fruit preparation and processing plant of company will open in fall of year 2016. Kingston, a city in Ontario, Canada have been shortlisted from 13 possible communities considered for expansion by Portugese company.
Donna Gilespie, an acting CEO of KEDKO said that they have been working Frulact, the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs and the City of Kingston from six months to bring development opportunities to Kingston. This is an important business investment for Ontario and Canada for bringing jobs to local people. As company opens its facilities, approximately 50 new jobs will be created. As it grows, more jobs will be created in future.
KEDKO have ensured that Kingston will be the preferred for expansion of Frulact’s manufacturing plant into Canada. Three foreign investments in Agro-food industry have been made in past three years in Ontario. KEDKO’s role in assisting Frulact in making a decision to choose Kingston over other cities was to promote competitive advantage of Kingston, assisting with site selection, and introducing to community for research, training and development of market.
CEO of Frulact Group said that they were pleased announce that they have chosen Kingston as their fruit preparations plant for serving North American Market. The decision to set up plant in Canada will accelerate the growth and recognition as a global company in food processor industry.
Frulact is a Portugese manufacturer, established in 1987, specializes in production and development of fruit based preparations for various applications in the dairy, ice-cream, food & beverage industry. Frulact is leading manufacturer in European, African and Middle Eastern markets.
KEDKO is also helping Frulact to find right companies for assisting them in construction process and introduce them to local businesses as they move forward with the project. They will also assist in recruitment process of new employees for the facility. CEO of KEDKO believes that it is a huge win for Kingston as new opportunities have been emerging through foreign investments.
Many reports have been published in market studying the market dynamics of food processor industry. Recently, Prof Research Reports added a report titled “Market Research Report on Global and Chinese Food Processor Industry, 2009-2019.” The report offers an in-depth analysis on current market status, key drivers, marketing strategies and feasibility analysis for new projects.