Délifrance has added a fourth frozen viennoiserie production line at its Romans-sur-Isère factory to increase annual output by 25,000 tons, or 1.5 million croissants, pains aux raisins, pains aux chocolats and filled croissants with or without topping per day. The site previously had a capacity of 50,000 tons per annum.
The construction of the 8,000-squarte-meter project took 10 months to complete and involved 450 people and 82 partners. Thus, the Vivescia Group, which is owns Délifrance, is now much better positioned to meet fast-growing demand for French style pastry and other baked goods across global markets.
The expansion also created an addition of 70 new jobs, on top of the already 360.
Délifrance was founded by Grand Moulins de Paris in 1983. Today it sells products to foodservice operators, retailers and artisan bakers in more than 100 countries. Délifrance employs 3,400 individuals and reported a revenue of EUR760m for the year ending June 30, 2018, 80% of which was generated outside of France.