Gardenia gears for Mindanao expansion for P1-B
As it aims to serve the increasing demand for bread in the south, manufacturer Gardenia Bakeries Philippines, Inc. will spend as much as P1 billion to build a modern, fully automated manufacturing plant in Mindanao.
But this will only serve as one of the series of expansion activities the company is preparing for in the next months, according to Gardenia President Simplicio Umali Jr.
Meanwhile, the soon-to-be-developed manufacturing facility will be located in a 2.5 hectare land in PHIVIDEC Industrial Estate in Misamis Oriental, adjacent to Cagayan de Oro (CdO).
“Gardenia’s Mindanao plant is a completely new breadline that will feature robotics and the latest available technologies in modern baking sourced from the best bakery equipment suppliers from all over the world like in Germany, the Netherlands, United States, United Kingdom, Malaysia and Japan,” Umali said.
“Gardenia’s operations in Singapore, Malaysia, Australia, China and Indonesia helped it develop the expertise of combining the best baking equipment from different sources worldwide and make them work as one integrated unit which enable us to develop a proprietary manufacturing process unique to Gardenia,” he added.
The manufacturing plant will be capable of producing 130,000 loaves and buns on a daily basis.
“The new plant will cater to the increasing bread demand of Mindanao and will ensure greater availability of Gardenia loaves and buns across various distribution channels in the southern part of the country,” Umali said.
The Mindanao plant is Gardenia’s third large manufacturing plant in the country.