Québec Parmentier has announced the acquisition of Ferme G. G. & A. Montminy, a renowned and large-scale seed potato producer located in the Péribonka region of Québec. It’s located on the north shore of Lac Saint-Jean.
Being located in a Protected Cultivation Zone gives it an undeniable advantage in terms of quality of the seed potatoes produced.
“Today’s announcement marks a turning point in the history of Québec Parmentier,” declared Pierre Chouinard, CEO. “This transaction makes it possible, through our subsidiary SEQ Marketing, to meet the growing demand of our customers in terms of volume, quality and varieties of seed potatoes, thereby strengthening our position as a leader in the seed potato industry in Canada.”
“It is with great pride,” stated Québec Parmentier president, Kevin Rivard, “that we welcome the employees of Ferme G. G. & A. Montminy. We are convinced that their experience, their know-how and their commitment to success will be highly valued within our organization.”
The importance of having a healthy seed production industry is essential to sustaining the production of table potatoes. “Considering that the seed potato industry is constantly changing, this acquisition allows us to continue to serve our customers and meet their needs,’’ added Rivard.
Source : The Grower