CLIENT

Labatt Brewing Co.

DESCRIPTION

Process and Packaging Upgrades

SERVICES

Electrical
Process
Utilities
Automation & Controls

LOCATION

Montréal, Québec

YEAR

2021

CONSTRUCTION COST

$55 million

PROJECT PARTNERS

Frare & Gallant Construction
Thomas O’Connell
C. Frappier Electrique

Process and Packaging Upgrades Drive Efficiency, Sustainability

To keep up with growing demand, Labatt Breweries of Canada wanted to upgrade production capacity and improve sustainability in its Montréal facility. The solution developed across three phases.

In the first phase, our team led equipment selection and integration for a new can line capable of producing 2,000 cans per minute. The second phase included leading process engineering to add flavor injection and expand the capability to produce new products, and the final phase expanded production lines to include Corona and Stella Artois brands. A new packaging system was installed on an expedited schedule of eight months, despite a global pandemic.

The first of its kind in North America, the system largely replaced the use of plastic with recycled fiber paperboard. This sustainable solution reduced Labatt’s overall single-use plastic weight by nearly 335,000 pounds (152,000 kg), which is the approximate equivalent of 117 mid-sized cars.