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Serres Sagami expands again


August 28, 2013
By Dave Harrison

Aug. 28, 2013, Ste-Sophie, Que. – Serres Sagami has completed its second major acquisition in less than a year.

Aug. 28, 2013, Ste-Sophie, Que. – Serres Sagami has completed its second major acquisition in less than a year.

Following up on its acquisition last November of the 2.1-hectare Savoura production greenhouses in Ste-Marthe, it recently took possession of a new production site in Mirabel.

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This 2.3-hectare site, also a former Savoura location, means that the company can extend its total conventional and organic greenhouse tomato production to almost nine hectares in Quebec.

The growing demand by Quebec consumers for a 100 per cent Quebec product in most food markets has filled the Serres Sagami order book considerably over the past operating year.

This major investment, announced by Stéphane Roy, president of Serres Sagami, was required to meet needs of Quebec and Canadian market realities.

Stéphane Roy says that Quebec is capable of meeting consumers' requirements regarding quality, reliability, accessibility and exemplary environmental values throughout North America.

Serres Sagami markets its products under the Sagami and Biologico trademarks.
 
ABOUT SERRES SAGAMI

For almost 20 years, Serres Sagami has been marketing a number of tomato varieties, under the Sagami brand name, for the Quebec and Canadian markets.

In the spring of 2011, the company added four varieties of organic tomatoes, marketed under the Biologico brand name, to its list of products.

The Ste-Sophie greenhouses were, at the same time, equipped with a biomass heating system, resulting in a drop in GHGs of more than 7,500 tons annually. Use of hot water from the nearby Elkem Metal plant has made the Saguenay site a model of energy efficiency.

Finally, two new additions – the Ste-Marthe acreage and, more recently, the Mirabel site – provide Serres Sagami with almost nine hectares of land within Quebec.


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