VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA — Nabati Foods Global Inc., a plant-based food technology company, announced that it completed the expansion of a processing facility in Edmonton, Alberta. The plant is now five times larger than the company’s original pilot site.

Nabati Foods was able to complete this facility after fulfilling wholesale orders and support growth in new markets like the United States as well as support entry into the European Union.

“There has been enormous demand for our products from across North America from all of our customer categories including grocery, foodservice, and industrial,” said Ahmad Yehya, chief executive officer of Nabati. “By significantly increasing our production capacity, we will be in a strong position to capitalize on growing customer demand.”

The company said with more space it will now be able to house its full research and development department and increase employment to 15 workers with room to grow in the future. Additionally, Nabati said it can produce 1.2 million lbs of plant-based cheese and 1 million lbs of plant-based meat with room to expand capacity further.

“Beyond just meeting demand, it is important to us to keep innovating, and this additional capacity will make that possible,” Yehya said. “Our product line is set to continue to expand with great innovations coming very soon. For example, we plan to begin production of Nabati Cheeze slices at the new facility by fall 2021, for which we have a long waiting list for from foodservice clients.”

According to the company, Nabati products are gluten-free, kosher, vegan and non-GMO.