Diageo plans to invest £40.5 million to expand the capacity of its beer packaging facilities in Belfast, Northern Ireland, and Runcorn, England.
The investment will help the company meet increasing global demand for its Guinness products, and support the growth of both Guinness Draught and Guinness Zero.
The drinks giant plans to more than double its canning production at the Belfast site with a £24.5 million investment that will see the installation of a new packaging line. An additional £16 million will be invested into the Runcorn site to upgrade its bottling line and expand warehousing capacity.
Aidan Crowe, operations director for beer at Diageo, said: “This expansion is a significant investment in the development of our packaging facilities. The projects in Belfast and Runcorn will support our growth ambitions, helping us to deliver end-to-end product innovation and reinforce our agility to meet demand and provide excellent service to our customers around the world.”
Construction will begin immediately, with the new capacity set to become available in 2023.
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