LONDON, ONTARIO – After a careful site selection process with potential locations in both Canada and the U.S, Italian food processor Andriani S.p.A has chosen London for their first North American production facility. The investment to build a new 50,000 sq.ft., allergen free and gluten free pasta manufacturing facility will be located on 5 acres of industrial land in London’s Innovation Park located at Bradley Avenue and Veterans Memorial Parkway.
This new facility will have state of the art technology, will employ 50 people in the initial phase and procure raw materials from Southwestern Ontario.
“We are excited to build our first North American manufacturing facility in London, Ontario Canada,” said Michele Di Paolo, Chief Executive Officer Operations, Andriani S.p.A. “London has all the right ingredients, supportive city, talent, access to raw materials and a great location to access many different markets.”
A certified B-Corp, committed towards sustainable development and considered one of the best companies for whom to work in Italy (https://www.andrianispa.com/en/andriani-among-the-best-companies-with-international-vocation-for-management-performance-and-financial-reliability/), Andriani works closely with regional farms to develop non-GMO supply chains of Brown Rice, Corn, Quinoa, Buckwheat, Amaranth, Lentils, Peas and many more.
“This is a huge win for London, and our ever-expanding agri-food industry. The fact that Andriani has chosen our city as the future home of its first ever facility in North America is a testament to our industrial land strategy, and just the latest example of our increasingly diverse economy,” said Josh Morgan, Mayor, City of London. “I look forward to watching Andriani grow its business in London for years to come.”
Andriani is the European market leader in the production of allergen and gluten free pasta, producing more than 40,000 tonnes per year for more than 30 countries, Italy, United States of America, Canada, France, United Kingdom, Spain and Scandinavia.
“Andriani is a fantastic addition to London’s agri-food cluster that already has more than 90 companies employing close to 10,000 people, with a growing specialty in health food products” said Kapil Lakhotia, President & CEO, London Economic Development Corporation. “We are delighted to attract jobs and investment from such a reputable European Company.”
About Andriani S.p.A
Andriani SpA is considered among the most important businesses in the field of food innovation and the European market-leader in the production of gluten-free products. They have conceived, developed and produced a full range of innovative gluten-free pasta with unique taste obtained from a variety of ingredients that are all gluten-free certified, like: Brown Rice, Corn, Quinoa, Buckwheat, Amaranth, Lentils, Peas and many more. Andriani products are 100% allergen free using more than 50 different raw materials. The company currently employs 300 staff in Italy.
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