San Pedro Garza García / MX. (gr) «With this plant, Gruma establishes itself as the leading company in production, marketing and distribution of tortillas in the United States and reaffirms its commitment to offering its clients and consumers world class healthy products that satisfy tastes and preferences», said Juan González Moreno, President and General Director of Mexico’s Gruma S.A.B. de C.V., during the new plant’s opening in Dallas, Texas (United States). «Mission Foods now has the capacity to meet the growing demand for our products in Texas and neighbouring states in the future», Moreno said.
Addressing Texas Secretary of State Rolando B. Pablos, representative of the entity’s governor, clients, company executives and special guests at the event, González Moreno pointed out: «This new Gruma plant is equipped with the latest technology and operates based on strict quality and sustainability standards».
«It has the capacity to continue growing and will produce at full capacity more than 10 billion wheat and corn tortillas annually, as well as tortilla chips and flat breads, under the global Mission brand, and domestic brands like Guerrero and Calidad, to supply the states of Oklahoma, New Mexico, Arkansas, Louisiana, Kansas and northern Texas», he said.
With this new plant located in the Texas city of Dallas, Mission Foods will create 1,000 direct and more than 4,500 indirect jobs. It has specially designed areas for the production and packaging of each product, with ecological equipment that guarantees environmental and health controls in processes.
Through its 20 tortilla production plants strategically located in the American Union, and the strength of its operations based on four decades of sustained growth, Gruma serves its clients and consumers in the United States with world class quality products.
Gruma has been operating in the United States for the past 40 years. In 1977, it opened its first tortilla plant in Canoga Park, California, and later acquired the small tortilla factory Mission, located in the San Fernando Valley of Los Angeles.
Tortilla and fritura production plants in the United States
Tortilla and fritura production plants in the United States are to find in Phoenix (Arizona), Dallas (Texas), Jefferson (Georgia), McMinnville (Oregon), Olympic (California), Fresno (California), San Antonio (Texas), Pueblo (Colorado), Rancho Cucamonga (California), Houston (Texas), Goldsboro (North Carolina), Seattle (Washington), Hayward (California), New Brighton (Minnesota Mountain (Pennsylvania Panorama (California), Albuquerque (New Mexico), Lawrenceville (Georgia) and Lakeland (Florida).
Founded in 1949, Gruma S.A.B. de C.V. is one of the largest producers of corn flour, tortillas and flat breads in the world. With leading brands in the majority of its markets, Gruma operates primarily in the United States, Mexico, Central America, Europe, Asia and Oceania. The company has its corporate headquarters in San Pedro Garza García, Mexico, and has around 20’000 employees and 75 plants. In 2016, Gruma posted net sales of approximately 3’600 million USD, of which 75 percent came from its operations outside of Mexico.