Lamb Weston to build $250m french fry processing facility in China
Lamb Weston said that it will construct a new french fry processing facility in China with an investment of around $250 million.
According to the US potato processing company, the new french fry production plant will be located in Ulanqab, Inner Mongolia. It will be capable of producing over 250 million pounds of frozen french fries and other potato products annually.
The new french fry processing facility in China is anticipated to add nearly 280 full-time roles. It will add to the existing in-country production of Lamb Weston from its facility in Shangdu, Inner Mongolia.
Tom Werner – President and CEO of Lamb Weston said: “The french fry category is poised for growth globally, and China continues to be a critical market for us.
“This investment of in-country production for the China market is a clear example of our commitment to our strategic customers and supporting their growth plans well into the future.”
The new Chinese french fry processing facility is targeted to be completed in Lamb Weston’s first half of fiscal year 2024.