Saputo went through a considerable growth period as demand for its products increased.
Saputo acquired several manufacturing plants and developed a national distribution network to meet its rapidly increasing needs.
Saputo became Canada’s most important mozzarella producer.
Saputo acquired a plant in Saint-Hyacinthe, Québec, which processed liquid whey resulting from its cheese production into value-added products such as lactose and whey protein.
The Company established its first manufacturing presence in the United States by acquiring two cheese plants.
Saputo built its complex in Saint-Léonard, in the greater Montréal area. The complex still houses the Company’s headquarters.