Molson Coors breaks ground on new brewing, distribution centre
October 19, 2018
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Molson Coors officially broke ground today, kicking off the construction for what will be the company’s most modern brewing facility and distribution centre to date in Longueuil, Que.
For Frederic Landtmeters, president and CEO, Molson Coors Canada, this project connects the company’s storied past to the industry’s future.
“Molson Coors Canada is the oldest continuously operating brewer in North America, and Canada’s second oldest company,” says Landtmeters. “I’m confident that this new integrated distribution centre and brewery will enable the company to support more efficiently Quebec’s direct store delivery model, to meet the challenging demands of Quebec markets and remain competitive.”
This new brewery and distribution centre is a significant investment by Molson Coors — indeed, one of the largest investments in its history — and a demonstration of its ongoing commitment to Greater Montreal. Local trades, services contractors and operators will be crucial to the project’s success.
Pomerleau-Alberici, a partnership between Pomerleau and Alberici Constructors, has been selected to lead the design and construction of the project. There will be approximately 500-800 workers on site during the total duration of the project.
“The project will be our most modern and forward-looking production facility and distribution centre,” added Matthew Hook, chief supply chain officer, Molson Coors Canada. “The new brewery will be equipped with improved technologies that will allow us to reduce our energy consumption, CO2 emissions and carbon footprint, such as optimized equipment layouts to reduce beer loss and waste, and a state-of-the-art CO2 recovery system.”
Molson Coors Canada will be seeking LEEDS certification, which is consistent with the brewer’s drive for optimal performance standards related to sustainability and respect for the environment. It will be one of the few certified industrial sites in Canada.
“Molson’s arrival is a milestone in Longueuil’s business history and proves without any doubt that our City has established itself as a partner of choice for a company of this magnitude, while also serving as a testament to our economic vitality,” said Longueuil Mayor Sylvie Parent.
Molson Coors Canada will maintain a presence on Notre-Dame Street, and administrative offices will continue to be based at the current site in Montreal.