Aryzta North America just announced a new frozen bread line extension at its bakery in Ancaster, Ontario, Canada. The company’s 237,000sqf. Ancaster bakery manufacturers a variety of breakfast and sweet baked goods for foodservice and retail customers under the Oakrun Farm Bakery and Otis Spunkmeyer brands for private label.
Launching this month, the new frozen bread line expands Ancaster’s offering into frozen bread and is capable of producing large loaves as well as small rolls and buns. The frozen dough is shipped to retail grocers and foodservice accounts, where it is baked in-store.
While the new line will initially supply customers in Canada, the capacity increase will enable Aryzta to expand supply and meet customer needs through North America. The line employs 48 people and boosts the bakery’s current nine-line footprint up to ten production lines.
“The Ancaster bakery is key to our long-term growth plans. With this efficient new line, we are investing to diversify our offerings, build sustainability, and most importantly, be a stronger and more cost-effective partner to our customers,” said Deb Cochrane, president Aryzta Canada.
Aryzta expects the new line to get up to full capacity quickly and to operate five days a week/24 hours a day.