Ontario Investing in Brampton Beverage Processor

Governments Supporting Growth in Ontario’s Food and Beverage Processing Sector

NEWS                                                                                                                           May 11, 2016

The federal and provincial governments are investing in a Brampton beverage processor, providing new opportunities for the local economy and growing Ontario’s food and beverage processing sector.    

Bacardi Canada Inc. will receive $350,000 under the Growing Forward 2 initiative to:  

  • Upgrade equipment to create new packaging and labelling for the BACARDI brand, including Superior, Gold, Black and Fuego
  • Produce packaging that is made from recycled materials and designed to increase brand recognition

Through this joint government investment Bacardi will be able to strenthen its already recognizable brand, create new marketing opportunities and increase sales.

“The investment in Bacardi Canada here in Brampton through the Growing Forward 2 initiative will allow growth in the local economy and help create more jobs. We will see exponential growth in innovation, competitiveness and market development and capacity throughout Canada as well as here, locally. This investment will be focused on creating jobs and keeping them right here in Brampton to help Ontario’s economy.”

- Harinder Malhi, MPP, Brampton-Springdale.

Supporting local agri-food processors is part of the Ontario government's economic plan to deliver on its number-one priority to grow the economy and create jobs. The four-part provincial plan includes investing in talent and skills, including helping more people get and create the jobs of the future by expanding access to high-quality college and university education. The plan is making the largest investment in public infrastructure in Ontario's history and investing in a low-carbon economy driven by innovative, high-growth, export-oriented businesses. The plan is also helping working Ontarians achieve a more secure retirement.

“Ontario is supporting food and beverage businesses to help continue to grow Ontario’s strong agri-food sector. Having Bacardi Canada’s bottling operation anchored in our province sends a clear signal to domestic and foreign markets that Ontario is a prime location where food and beverage processing companies can invest, expand and be successful.”

- Hon.Jeff Leal, Ontario Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs



  • Since 2013, the governments of Canada and Ontario have committed more than $38 million to almost 750 projects for food, beverage and processor businesses through Growing Forward 2 cost-shared funding assistance.
  • Growing Forward 2 was launched in 2013 and is a five-year commitment by Canada’s federal, provincial and territorial governments to support Canada's agri-food and agri-based products sector.
  • Bacardi Canada’s Brampton facility supplies rum products to all of Canada and reached a zero waste to landfill achievement in January 2016.


Growing Forward 2 in Ontario


For more information contact:

Vishal Arora

Brampton Springdale Constituency Office



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