MEXICO – Over the next five years,Mission Foods Mexico, a subsidiary of Gruma SAB de CV, plans to inject 792 million pesos ($46.5 million) into the construction of a new snack plant in Puebla and the expansion of its existing Huejotzingo facility, which produces tortillas, toast, and fried foods. 

This strategic move comes in response to the escalating demand for Mission Foods’ products across the Central, Bajio, and southern regions of Mexico.

The investment initiative is set to bolster the company’s production capacity, enabling it to churn out a staggering 70,200 tonnes of products annually. 

Moreover, this expansion is anticipated to create 440 direct employment opportunities in Puebla, with a notable emphasis on female representation, as 55% of these roles are expected to be filled by women.

Nader Badii Gonzalez, Director of Mission Foods Mexico, underscored the company’s steadfast commitment to fostering economic growth and employment in the state of Puebla. 

 “Since our successful venture into Puebla in 2016, Mission has been instrumental in generating over 500 jobs, with a majority of them being occupied by women,” stated Gonzalez.

“With the commencement of these new construction projects and the expansion of our facilities, Mission Mexico reaffirms its dedication to the prosperity of Puebla,” he added. 

This announcement marks the second major expansion initiative unveiled by Mission Foods in 2024 – earlier, the company disclosed plans to invest $87.5 million in the construction of a production plant in Hunucma, Yucatan.

 This facility will specialize in the manufacturing of tortillas, toast, and packaged snacks, with a projected annual production capacity of 56,000 tonnes. 

These products are earmarked for export to the southeastern United States and Caribbean nations like the Dominican Republic, highlighting Mission Foods’ ambitions for regional growth and market expansion.

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