JDE Peet’s, the merger between Jacobs Douwe Egberts and Peet’s Coffee, plans to invest €110 million to significantly expand the production of aluminium coffee capsules.
As part of the expansion, new high-speed coffee capsule production lines will be installed by the company. These new production lines will be installed in stages over the coming 18 months, beginning with new lines at the firm’s factory in Andrézieux, France.
These new production lines at the Andrézieux site will reportedly become operational during the first half of 2021.
The company claims the €110 million expansion plan will increase aluminium capsule production capacity by approximately 60%, and that these investments are the latest in a series of manufacturing capacity expansions designed to meet the increased consumer demand for single-serve products.
Fabien Simon, CEO of JDE Peet’s, said: “The total single-serve coffee category has seen tremendous growth, a trend that is expected to continue, with aluminium coffee capsules serving as a strong driver.
“We were the first to bring aluminium coffee capsules into grocery stores back in 2016, driving general category growth, increasing consumer choice and creating value for our customers. This new strategic investment ensures that JDE Peet’s is well-positioned within the market as this category continues to expand.”
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