Maple Leaf Foods - new build, Hamilton

Supporting a flagship project for Canada's largest food processor

Maple Leaf Foods (MLF), is Canada’s largest food processor, is implementing significant changes in its prepared meats business to reduce operating costs and increase productivity, including investment of approximately $560m in infrastructure and technologies over three years to establish a world-class prepared meats network.  These changes, combined with other strategic value creation initiatives, are expected to significantly increase MLF’s competitiveness and profitability in the near and longer term.

Key information

Date started: 2012

Completion date: 2014

Key services: Cost and commercial management, project management

About the project

Project new build – Hamilton is the flagship element of this investment – comprising the construction of a new $394m state-of-the-art meat processing plant in Hamilton, Ontario, which will be the largest and most technologically advanced plant of its kind in Canada and competitive with the best in its class in North America.  Construction began in March 2012, with commissioning to be completed in September 2014.

Making the difference

Through our broad range of expertise, we are able to bring the right specialist skills and knowledge to bear on the variety of challenges that occur throughout this unique project – including local supply chain and construction practices, procurement advice, cost estimating and control, and scheduling capabilities.

We are supporting MLF across a range of aspects, including: