Sherrington, June 8, 2023 – FMS Fresh Produce BB #:329090, one of Quebec’s leading vegetable production and distribution companies, announces a $15 million investment in new facilities to support its growth and consolidate its most recent farmland acquisitions.
Construction of a new distribution center, a state-of-the-art onion packaging plant and renewed office space is currently underway.
With these new facilities, FMS Fresh Produce will double the total surface area of its head office in Sherrington, Quebec. The new distribution center, which will include 30,000 sq. ft. of refrigerated warehousing space, will improve the pace of receiving and shipping operations to maintain fast, quality service.
The construction of a brand-new 35,000 sq.ft. onion packing plant will enable the sorting, cleaning, bagging and storage of almost 4 times more onions than before. Finally, new office space of 10,000 sq. ft. is also planned, to accommodate the growing number of employees.
In 2021 and 2022, FMS Fresh Produce acquired 930 acres of new farmland, significantly increasing its production volume. With the company’s sustained growth, FMS Fresh Produce needed to invest in new, state-of-the-art infrastructure.
“These major investments are in line with FMS Fresh Produce’s development strategy, and are aimed in particular at strengthening our position in the North American market. We’re delighted to see this project come to fruition, and we’re looking forward to what’s to come,” said Marc-Olivier Daigneault, Vice President Sales and Development at FMS Fresh Produce.
“Thanks to these new facilities, which will include some of the most high-performance equipment on the market, we will be able to significantly increase our productivity and efficiency. Innovation is at the heart of our practices, and we believe this represents a major asset for our company,” said Steven Daigneault, the company’s Vice-President of Production.
Construction of the new facility began in recent weeks, and it is scheduled to open this summer.
About FMS Fresh Produce
FMS Fresh Produce is a family-run market-gardening business headquartered in Sherrington, Quebec. Growing over 1,500 acres annually, the company has established itself as a major player in Quebec thanks to its approach based on flexibility, respect for nature and innovation. It produces, packages and distributes a wide variety of vegetables meeting the highest quality standards on the Quebec, Canadian and American markets. Having experienced strong growth in recent years, the company now employs over 200 people.
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