July 5, 2021, By Jessica Foley, Kingstonist
Frulact, a fruit processing plant located in Cataraqui Estates Business Park in Kingston’s west end, is expanding and looking to hire more Kingstonians to support their growing industry.
Despite the challenges caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, the global company has continued to increase their production in response to new acquisitions.
“This expansion plan is part of our strategic vision for Frulact in North America. Our growth, based on our customers’ trust, required that we had to expand and invest in other assets. Last year, Frulact reinforced its relevance in the North American market by acquiring the fruit preparations for dairy applications of Sensient Technologies Corporation,” said Paulo Leal, Chief Marketing Officer for Frulact. “We are moving towards the ambition of becoming a global leader in natural ingredients solutions.”
In 2017, Frulact launched the fruit processing and preparation production facility in Kingston. They have also recently expanded operations in Europe, the Nordics and North Africa by acquiring International Flavors & Fragrances Group‘s fruit preparation business which produces fruit, vegetable, herb and meat solutions for the food, beverage and pet food markets to SMEs and regional leaders, particularly in Western Europe, the Nordics, and North Africa.