McCain Foods is to spend $37 million to upgrade its Smithton french fry plant in Tasmania.
The multi-national announced on Wednesday it would to become the company’s primary retail french fry production facility in Australia and New Zealand.
McCain Foods’ managing director for Australia and New Zealand, Claudia Martinez, said the plant upgrade would be a significant boost for Smithton, its economy and Tasmania as a whole.
“This investment is a major vote of confidence in Smithton, our 95-strong workforce and the top quality products they manufacture every single day,” Ms Martinez said.
“Our potato plant is already one of Smithton’s largest employers and we are delighted to be in a position to further grow our Tasmanian footprint, increase production and create new jobs locally.”