Bimbo sells more in the U.S. and Canada than in its home market, Mexico, which accounts for 29 percent of revenues.

Grupo Bimbo, the Mexican bakery giant, is investing $200 million in its latest expansion in Georgia. 

The company will put a second plant in Valdosta, where it invested $25 million last year in a food processing facility aimed at serving the fast-food sector with buns and other baked goods. 

The new expansion is set to create 295 jobs, according to a news release from the offices of Gov. Brian Kemp. 

“Since Grupo Bimbo joined our Georgia family of international companies last year, they have been a strong community partner and premier employer in the Valdosta region,” said Pat Wilson, commissioner of the Georgia Department of Economic Development. “It is always exciting when a company that has invested in Georgia decides to invest again.”

It’s unclear from the release whether the investment will come under the banner of Bimbo QSR, which executed the first deal, or from its larger parent company. 

The Bimbo group has 203 plants in 33 countries employing more than 138,000 people. It operates more than 1,600 sales centers and offers a catalog of more than 10,000 products, from English muffins to tortillas, sliced bread, buns and confectionary items. More than half of the group’s sales come from the U.S. and Canada. 

The facility will be located in the Westside Business Park in Lowndes County. Learn more here. 

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