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Redpath Sugar increases production capacity to meet growing demand

Process improvements boost the Toronto Refinery's sugar supply by 65,000 metric tonnes.

December 19, 2023 | By MRO Magazine

TORONTO — Redpath Sugar will expand its Toronto cane sugar refinery as a response to the growth in demand in Canada’s thriving food manufacturing sector.

Redpath Sugar’s investment in the initiative will increase the Toronto Refinery’s capacity by approximately 65,000 metric tonnes.

“With Canada’s food manufacturing industry experiencing strong growth, we recognized the importance of increasing our production to meet the escalating demands of our valued customers,” said Cyril Ryan, Senior Vice President of Redpath Sugar. “This capacity expansion is a testament to our commitment to being at the forefront of providing high-quality sugar products and maintaining the trust that our customers have placed in us for 170 years.”

The project was planned and executed by Redpath Sugar’s team of engineers. Through innovation, efficiency and adherence to stringent quality standards, the team at Redpath Sugar completed the project ahead of schedule.


In addition to increasing the capacity of Canada’s largest sugar refinery, the expansion project also improved process efficiencies and sustainable practices that contribute to Redpath Sugar’s sustainability goals.

This is the first phase of multiple projects that Redpath is considering to address the growing Canadian market. Continuous improvement projects implemented alongside the refinery expansion project are also yielding impressive increases in daily output while conserving water and energy.

“Our company is dynamic,” said Ryan. “Our amazing team challenges themselves each day to make our processes better so we can produce more sugar for our customers in ways that help protect our planet. This is an exciting phase for Redpath Sugar and our long, proud history in Canada.”


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