Molson Coors to construct its most modern brewing site in Canada

By Beth Newhart contact

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L to R: Matthew Hook, chief supply chain officer at Molson Coors Canada: Frederic Landtmeters, president and CEO at Molson Coors Canada; Sylvie Parent, mayor of Longueuil; Ian Lafrenière, MNA of Vachon.
L to R: Matthew Hook, chief supply chain officer at Molson Coors Canada: Frederic Landtmeters, president and CEO at Molson Coors Canada; Sylvie Parent, mayor of Longueuil; Ian Lafrenière, MNA of Vachon.

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Molson Coors Canada has broken ground on a new 140-acre facility in Longueuil with a focus on sustainability, promised to be the beer giant’s most ‘modern and forward-looking’ brewing site and distribution facility to date.

Molson Coors has 230 years of history in Canada as the oldest continuously operating brewer in North America as well as Canada's second oldest company.

According to Molson Coors Canada, the site of the new facility “offers access to high quality water, highways, ports, Hydro-Québec services, natural-gas conduits, as well as a nearby wastewater treatment plant.”

The team will seek LEED certification for the plant to maintain high standards for operations and respect for the environment, becoming one of the few certified industrial sites in the country. The design and construction will be led by Pomerleau-Alberici, a partnership between Pomerleau and Alberici Constructors.

Matthew Hook, chief supply chain officer of Molson Coors Canada, said "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."

Once completed it will produce the total Molson Coors portfolio of beer and non-beer brands, in formats like bottles, cans and kegs to serve the local domestic market. It will reportedly be able to support the company’s innovation objectives and any export volume in future opportunities..

Frederic Landtmeters, president and CEO of Molson Coors Canada, said “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."

In order to pay tribute to the history and transformation of the Quebec supply chain, Molson Coors will remain Romeo Vachon street in Longueuil in honor of John Molson, made possible through the collaboration of the City of Longueuil.

Sylvie Parent, mayor of Longueuil, said "We are very proud that a flagship company like Molson has chosen Longueuil and its airport zone as the site where it will forge ahead with its future development. Naming the street in honour of its renowned founder is just one way for us to recognize the company's significant contribution to economic development in Greater Montreal for more than 200 years."

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