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McCain Foods to upgrade its Smithton French Fry Plant

McCain Foods to upgrade its Smithton French Fry Plant

Aerial view of the McCain Foods french fry plant in Smithton, Tasmania, Australia

March 5, 2019
McCain Foods is to spend AUD 37 million (USD 26 million) to upgrade its french fry plant in Smithton, Tasmania (Australia).

McCain Foods announced on Wednesday it would to become the company’s primary retail french fry production facility in Australia and New Zealand.

McCain Foods’ managing director for Australia and New Zealand, Claudia Martinez, said the plant upgrade would be a significant boost for Smithton, its economy and Tasmania as a whole.

Claudia Martinez, managing director for McCain Foods Australia and New Zealand:

“This investment is a major vote of confidence in Smithton, our 95-strong workforce and the top quality products they manufacture every single day.”

“Our potato plant is already one of Smithton’s largest employers and we are delighted to be in a position to further grow our Tasmanian footprint, increase production and create new jobs locally.”
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McCain Foods Limited is an international leader in the frozen food industry and the world’s largest manufacturer of frozen potato specialities, employing approximately 18,000 people and operating 50 production facilities on six continents.
McCain Foods production facility in Smithton, Tasmania, Australia