Bartek Ingredients recently provided an update on its progress on what the company is calling the world’s largest malic and fumaric acid manufacturing facility. The project, which first broke ground in January 2023, is on track to deliver product to customers by the end of September 2024, according to the company.
Bartek held a groundbreaking facility on 12 January 2023, bringing together Canadian government officials and local community leaders to celebrate the commencement of the project.
“We are thrilled to be breaking ground on our new facility which will set a new global benchmark for safety, efficiency, and environmental performance,” said John Burrows, President and CEO of Bartek at the time. “We are pleased to be investing in the community of Stoney Creek and proud to play an integral part in supporting local industries and the local economy. We are thankful for our partnerships with the provincial and federal government and Environment Hamilton and their support and guidance throughout the process.”
The facility will double Bartek’s production capacity and propel new product development and other innovation efforts. It is being built with sustainability in mind and according to the company, projected to reduce per unit greenhouse gas emissions by more than 80%. It will set a new “benchmark,” said Bartek, for plant safety, efficiency and environmental performance.
The company is investing US$175 million into the production facility, which is expected to inject $100 million into the local Stoney Creek economy, where the facility is being built.
“We’re proud to confirm that we’re progressing as expected,” added John Burrows. “We’re really excited to deliver our expanded capacity by next summer, in addition to new capabilities for a variety of new products.”
Bartek is working with the global engineering firm WSP on the project and will continue to share updates throughout the facility build.
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