Family-owned company Paulig is looking into acquiring 22,000 square meters of land next to its tortilla factory in Landskrona, Sweden. At the end of 2022, Paulig plans to make the investment decision for the expansion that would increase production volumes. Access to the land will take place in January and construction is planned to start in the fall of 2023. The entire expansion is expected to be completed in 2026.
Paulig’s acquisition of the land is to be considered by the municipal board on September 8 and in the municipal council on September 26.
In the current factory, 400 million tortillas are baked annually under the Santa Maria brand for the Nordic and Baltic markets. The expansion will allow Paulig to increase tortilla production in Landskrona to meet market demands. The company has increased production volumes here by 41% since 2018.
“We are happy that Paulig and Santa Maria are growing, and proud that it is happening here in Landskrona. We have an attractive location in the Öresund region, which creates great opportunities for the companies that operate here,” says Torkild Strandberg, chairman of the municipal board in Landskrona city.
Earlier this spring, Paulig presented the second phase of his collaboration with Lantmännen around more sustainable agricultural methods. The climate impact from the wheat flour used in the Landskrona factory will, through more sustainable cultivation methods, be reduced by up to 30%, the company announced.
Paulig has 11 factories in six countries, which it plans to render carbon-neutral by 2023. The Landskrona factory was certified as a carbon dioxide-neutral building in February 2021.
Paulig offers coffee and beverages, Tex Mex and condiments, snacks and plant-based options under the Paulig, Santa Maria, Risenta, Liven and Poco Loco brands. its turnover amounted to EUR 966 million in 2021. The company has over 2,300 employees in 13 countries.