Quebec greenhouse tomato giant Savoura is investing $ 20 million to add four more hectares of greenhouses and refurbish its Mirabel head office, Le Journal has learned .
“We are more than ready to realize this innovative vision that we had from the start, that is to say that of building modern and efficient greenhouses in order to produce organic tomatoes meeting the highest standards in the industry”, said the president of the Sagami-Savoura Group Richard Dorval, by press release.
Thanks to this addition, the company will now have more than 38 hectares of tomatoes, strawberries and cucumbers spread throughout Quebec.
This new investment of $ 20 million will supply the Quebec and North American markets. It should create about fifty jobs.
Last week, Savoura announced a partnership with Nexolia to add three more hectares of tomatoes to produce 1,800 tonnes more per year.
Nexolia is owned by businesswoman Vicky Lavoie, who is the subject of a UPAC investigation, after being awarded a contract of $ 800 million from Hydro-Quebec for the purchase of a plant funded entirely by public money.