Molson Coors has inaugurated a new facility in British Columbia, Canada, following an investment of CAD 300 million ($226.4 million).
Located in Chilliwack, the brewery has been under construction for the past three years and will now house 100 employees.
According to Molson Coors, the facility marks the most modern brewery in its network of 29 breweries globally.
The site is equipped with technology to deliver reduced energy consumption, CO2 emissions and carbon footprint, such as optimised equipment layouts to reduce beer loss and waste.
“This new modern brewery nestled at the foot of the Cascade mountain range of British Columbia in Chilliwack will proudly brew the Molson and Coors trademarks along with many other brands within our portfolio,” said Frederic Landtmeters, CEO of Molson Coors Canada.
“This brewery will primarily serve our western Canadian markets positioned strategically in British Columbia to offer an efficient and effective modern brewery to compete in this important market.”
“This modern brewery continues the long-standing commitment to our environment with sustainability at the heart of our operational excellence and efficiencies in our brewing and distribution operations.”
Andrew Molson, chairman of the Molson Coors board, added: “It is a true honour to have witnessed such an historic event. Our two founding families, Molson and Coors, represent two of the longest standing family brewing names in North America and beyond.
“Today marks the continuation of our rich heritage and we couldn’t be prouder to stand together in British Columbia on this important occasion in our brewing history.”
In its second-quarter results published in July, Molson Coors recorded a 4.4% decrease in net sales compared to the same period last year, as the firm was affected by “unfavourable weather and weak industry demand”.
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