The company Jardi The Food moves to a larger factory on the new portion of Portland Boulevard Sherbrooke. Its construction will begin this week. Total investment of $ 2.5 million are planned to achieve this expansion project.
With its move into the new building planned for mid-August, the Sherbrooke company wants among others to increase its storage capacity. Indeed, the new building will have an area of 24 000 square feet compared to 15,000 square feet of existing facilities. The new building will also obtaining new certifications food, essential to increase its customer base.
“In less than a year since acquisition by Jardi Food Estrie Capital Management (MB Capital), the company has continued to make changes! After rejuvenating its brand image and launching its Web site, the move seemed to be the necessary next step to continue to promote the expansion of the company. In addition, as we have recently acquired more than 70 new customers, the company had to hire new employees, which made the move even more necessary, “says Maxime Busseau, Chief Food Jardi.
The company’s products are currently distributed by independent banners such as IGA, Provigo, Metro and, most recently, the Epicia Group and Hart stores. The company aims to develop agreements with other chains in Quebec, Ontario and possibly in the United States.
Mario Beaudoin, president of Capital Management Estrie (MB Capital), believes in the potential of Jardi Foods. “We acquired this company in order to ensure its sustainability in Sherbrooke ground. Today we are proud of this new step will enable Food Jardi ensure its growth and to our employees to work in a friendly environment. ”
Josée Fortin, Director General of Sherbrooke Innopole, is also enthusiastic about this move. “The Jardi Foods is a company established for many years in Sherbrooke, and it’s fantastic to see all the positive changes it has begun. This is a company that renews and provides the means to conquer new markets, “said she was pointing out that the company was accompanied by Sherbrooke Innopole in the relocation project.
Founded in 1987, Les Aliments Jardi provides over 800 products to major food banners.