The agribusiness leading company from Saint-Hyacinthe announces the construction of an additional state-of-the-art production plant in 2019
Jefo, a global leader in high performance non-medicated nutritional solutions for animals, officially announced its plan to build a new 200 000 square feet production plant in Saint-Hyacinthe. This new building, estimated at 30 M$, will be located in the Théo-Phénix Industrial Park.
The area, acquired in 2018, is strategic due to its proximity to the other Jefo Group facilities, which include, among others, a transportation company, a transshipment site, research centres for poultry nutrition, warehouses, the production plant, and the Jefo Campus that was inaugurated in 2017 to become Jefo’s headquarters, a centre for knowledge exchange on agribusiness and a privileged meeting venue for leaders of all industries in the region of Saint-Hyacinthe.
“We aim to generate 1 billion dollars in revenue by 2025, so this project is necessary to support our current growth and ambitious goal. In addition to increasing our production capacity, the new production plant will reduce the risk of producing in a single facility,” says Jean-François Fontaine, Vice President of the Jefo Group.
The first phase of the project consists of two production lines, with potential expansion to six lines, which translates to the creation of 20 new jobs in the near future and 60 in the long run. Jefo’s current production plant features four production lines that generate more than 5 000 tons of animal feed additives annually. These products are marketed in more than 80 countries.
Founded in 1982, the family-owned company employs over 320 people globally. Jefo aims to improve animal health and increase human longevity by offering better sources of protein for the growing population. Jefo wishes to improve animal health and increase human longevity by feeding growing populations with better protein sources. With its Life, made easier commitment in mind, Jefo uses a practical approach to share its results based on complex scientific research and testing methods, while implementing different solutions via its programs for the different life stages of production animals: Jefo Care – Health & Prevention, Jefo Peak – Performance & Production, and Jefo Cycle – Reproduction.
For further information, please visit www.jefo.com