Ontario is partnering with Dr. Oetker Canada, a multinational food and foodservices business, to support a new, high-speed frozen pizza manufacturing line that will help to create 103 jobs and retain 115 positions and boost competitiveness in London.
The investment through Ontario’s Jobs and Prosperity Fund will help Dr. Oetker Canada invest in a new production line that includes dough preparation, baking, toppings, freezing and packaging equipment. The new line will be unique in that it will use high-speed press technology to manufacture both the smaller (1 to 2 serving size) and the larger (family-size) pizzas. The overall production rate of the facility will nearly double from 10,000 to 18,000 pizzas per hour.
Supporting a strong and innovative food processing sector is part of the government’s plan to support care, create opportunity and make life more affordable during this period of rapid economic change. The plan includes free prescription drugs for everyone under 25, and 65 or over, through the biggest expansion of medicare in a generation, free tuition for hundreds of thousands of students, a higher minimum wage and better working conditions, and free preschool child care from 2 ½ to kindergarten.