Canada-based potato products giant McCain Foods is to expand its production network in China, it has announced.

The frozen fries heavyweight said it is to spend US$200m on a second facility in the country which will be located in Yangling Agriculture Hi-Tech Development Zone, Shaanxi Province.

How well do you really know your competitors?

Access the most comprehensive Company Profiles on the market, powered by GlobalData. Save hours of research. Gain competitive edge.

Company Profile – free sample

Thank you!

Your download email will arrive shortly

Not ready to buy yet? Download a free sample

We are confident about the unique quality of our Company Profiles. However, we want you to make the most beneficial decision for your business, so we offer a free sample that you can download by submitting the below form

By GlobalData
Visit our Privacy Policy for more information about our services, how we may use, process and share your personal data, including information of your rights in respect of your personal data and how you can unsubscribe from future marketing communications. Our services are intended for corporate subscribers and you warrant that the email address submitted is your corporate email address.

McCain, which has operated in China for 25 years, said the investment is necessary to meet the growing demand there for its products which its sells into the foodservice channel and, more recently, through retail outlets.

“Through increased capacity and specialised production capability, working closely with local farmers to source high-quality raw potatoes, McCain Foods will continue to lead innovation in frozen potato products that meet growing market demand for locally prepared products across a range of cuisines,” it said.

McCain’s China operation is headquartered in Shanghai and employs 400 people. Its existing production facility is in Harbin, in China’s north-eastern Heilongjiang province.

Globally, the company operates in more than 160 countries and has 51 manufacturing facilities. In October, McCain announced it had started a construction project at a plant in The Netherlands. The same month, the company re-booted a US$300m expansion plan for a plant in the US that was put on hold due to the uncertainty wrought by Covid-19.