Montreal cane refinery
The Company owns and operates a cane sugar refinery on a 12-acres lot in eastern Montreal. The original plant was built in 1888. Over the years, the building and processing facilities have been frequently upgraded; a major expansion took place in 1998.
The Montreal refinery, which belonged to St. Lawrence Sugar until 1984, had a regular refining capacity (based on 250 workdays) of some 210,000 metric tonnes per year. With the enlargement completed in December 2000, the refinery's regular capacity rose to 440,000 tonnes and with overtime, could exceed 600,000 tonnes.
The Montreal refinery produces granulated sugar of various types; icing sugar, liquid sugar and soft sugar. Molasses is sold as a by-product of the refining operation.
Vancouver cane refinery
The Vancouver refinery can produce up to 240,000 tonnes of sugar per year from imported raw cane sugar. The total annual production is dependent on market requirements and on the production from the Taber beet sugar factory.
The products include granulated sugar of various grist sizes, sugar cubes, icing sugar, liquid sugars, soft sugars (Golden Yellow, Best Brown, and Demerara), and Rogers Golden Syrup. Molasses is produced as a by-product.
Taber sugar beet factory
Currently the Taber, Alberta beet factory can produce up to 150,000 tonnes of sugar from locally grown sugar beets. The Company contracts with about 400 sugar beet producers each year to grow a certain number of acres for sugar beets, based on market conditions.
The Taber plant produces granulated sugar of various grist sizes, icing sugar and liquid sugar. Beet molasses and beet pulp are produced as by-products.
Toronto distribution centre
The Company operates a distribution centre and sales office in Toronto referred to as “New Toronto”. Warehouse facilities provide for suitable storage of the complete line of packaged Lantic products. The New Toronto operation also maintains bulk liquid and dry sugar storage and loading facilities. Refined sugar is shipped mainly by railcar from the Montreal plant to the Toronto distribution centre.
The packaged warehouse is capable of responding to customer requirements with minimal lead-time as it is supported by a steady product supply from our Montreal refinery.
The bulk station can transload up to 5 bulk railcars of sugar a day. This system supplies fine granulated sugar to the tote bag station, as well as bulk trucks.
Liquid storage tanks, a liquid sucrose melt station, as well as railcars of invert are all part of the supply of liquid to the Ontario market place.
The Company offers a full range of bulk dry blending services at its ~65,000 square foot dry blend facility located in east end Toronto. Equipped with six blenders of various capacities and applications, each blending room is physically isolated from the rest of the facility to safely permit the processing of allergens and other sensitive items and to minimize any risk of ingredient cross-contamination. Two onsite testing laboratories enable Lantic Blending to conduct most standard tests promptly and in-house. Adhering to the highest food safety and security standards and GMP principles, Lantic Blending's continuous improvement philosophy ensures that it meets its customers' product quality and food safety expectations.