McCain invests €100 million in its subsidiary Lutosa27/03/2017

McCain company, the global leader in potato processing and distribution, is strengthening its presence in Belgium, the strategic heart of its European development. New investment and additional recruitment is planned for the Leuze-en-Hainaut site.

Founded in Canada in 1957, McCain is now the largest worldwide producer of french fries and derivative potato specialities. In 2013, McCain purchased the Lutosa company in Leuze-en-Hainaut, and their European management has just announced that not only will this partnership with Belgium continue, it will also be strengthened.

Since taking over Lutosa, McCain has invested around €100 million in the Leuze-en-Hainaut site. With a total of €175 million earmarked for its 2013-2018 investment plan, the recent and future investment of the Canadian giant will focus on the creation of new reception facilities, the sorting and washing of potatoes, the creation of two new lines of specialities and a new production line of frozen potato chips in 2018. Additionally, this modernisation of the site will create 80 new jobs.

The Lutosa frozen fries can be found in South Africa, they are imported by Etlin International. The dynamic company ‘La Maison Belge’, started by 2 young Belgian entrepreneurs, is responsible for the sales of these fries to the hospitality industry. They have also built a Belgian food truck, that travels around in Johannesburg. You can find them every Sunday at the Art on Main market – pop in to their stall to taste the delicious Lutosa ‘frites’, accompanied by a typical Belgian sauce from La William !