Piller’s Fine Foods announces expansion plan for production facility in Brantford

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WATERLOO, ON, November 5, 2020 – Piller’s Fine Foods has announced plans to build a $19.1 million expansion to their processing facility in Brantford, Ontario.

The new 27,000 square feet addition will house leading-edge, automated processing equipment and additional production equipment to support the company’s growth strategy.

According to Trent Hilpert, President of Piller’s Fine Foods, “The Brantford facility expansion will enable Piller’s to meet the growing consumer demand for our premium products.  It will also allow for continued innovation and further portfolio expansion in key categories.”

The existing facility was built in 2004 and employs 130 full-time production and office staff. Once the expansion is completed, 15 new full-time jobs are expected to be added within the expanded facility. Construction on the expansion started late last month, with planned start-up to commence in Q4 2021.

“We are so pleased to have a long-standing and respected employer like Piller’s expand operations in our community,” says Kevin Finney, Director of Economic Development and Tourism for the City of Brantford. “We strongly support Piller’s continued leadership in this important sector and their vital contribution to our local economy.”

About Piller's Fine Foods

Piller’s Fine Foods is one of Canada’s leading manufacturers of specialty European deli meats. Its corporate headquarters, production plant and distribution centre are located in Waterloo, Ontario, with additional production operations in Brantford, and Arthur, ON.

Piller’s was founded in 1957 in Waterloo by Wilhelm Huber using family recipes, quality ingredients, and traditional European sausage-making methods. From those humble beginnings, Piller’s has become one of North America’s largest producers of European sausages and deli meats, famous for award-winning products such as Black Forest ham and air-dried salamis. To this day, Piller’s still uses the same natural aging, curing, and smoking process that had customers lining up outside Wilhelm Huber’s butcher shop more than 60 years ago.

Piller’s Fine Foods is a division of Premium Brands Holdings Corporation (PBH). More information is available at www.pillers.com.

About Brantford, Ontario

Located on Provincial Highway #403, one hour (88 km.) southwest of Toronto, the city of Brantford is ideally situated in the heart of Ontario’s economic engine, the Greater Golden Horseshoe region. Designated as an urban growth centre in the provincial growth plan, Brantford’s current population is approximately 100,000 and is projected to reach 163,000 by 2041.

With its diversified manufacturing sector and continually growing post-secondary presence - including Laurier Brantford and Conestoga College, Brantford is consistently recognized as a top investment location for business and one of the best places to buy real estate in Canada. The city boasts an accessible and supportive local government and business community, with infrastructure capacity to support future growth. Delivering big city amenities with a small-town feel, Brantford offers many unique advantages for living, working, investing, and doing business. For more information, please visit www.brantford.ca.


Stephanie Egan
Director, Marketing
Piller’s Fine Foods
519.743.1412 ext. 564 

Kevin Finney, Director
Economic Development & Tourism, City of Brantford
519.751.9900 ext. 5055


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