PepsiCo has announced it has added a new baby food production line at its infant nutrition plant in Omsk, Russia.
Once the production line is operational it will produce drinking yogurts for babies for the company’s Agusha and Miracle Children ranges.
The new production line will be capable of producing 12,000 bottles per hour, which increases the company’s total baby food production in the state of Omsk by 15%.
PepsiCo introduced its Agusha range in the country in 2017, and the new expansion project has been approved as the company seeks to grow its presence in the region.
Neil Starrock, president of PepsiCo’s Russia, Ukraine and the CIS division said: “PepsiCo has been working in Russia for a long time and we are striving to develop our business in this country.
“Creating our products, we take into account the local preferences of consumers and pay special attention to the development of products that are traditional in Russia and are made from domestic raw materials.
“The brand of baby food “Agusha” has Russian roots. For the production of “Agusha” products we purchase milk of consistently high quality.
“With the launch of new production equipment, Munros-M will produce even more products for children from milk supplied by agricultural enterprises in the Omsk Region.”
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