Gardenia to set up a bread plant in Pampanga for P2B
Taking advantage of increasing local demand for its products, Gardenia Bakeries said it will set up a bread manufacturing plant in Pampanga, which would cost P2 billion to build.
The plant, which will be the company’s second largest facility in the Philippines, will be located within the TECO industrial park in Mabalacat City, Pampanga.
To be considered a world-class facility, the plant will feature “robotics and fully automated bread manufacturing facility, untouched by hand.”
Company president Simplicio Umali Jr., as cited in a report in the Inquirer, said that Gardenia’s rapid sales growth allowed them to add more plant facilities to cater to the increasing bread demand in the Philippines.
“The Luzon factory will have a capacity of producing more than 200,000 loaves and buns per day. It will cater to the bread demands of the North and Central Luzon and serve as a backup for the Metro Manila market,” Umali said in the report.