Pepsi’s new beverage plant, part of a broader plan to invest $1bn in China, is in the western city of Chongqing. The company said it’s the first beverage plant in China to comply with the sustainable engineering standards known as Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (Leed), set by the Green Building Council.
During the next two years, Pepsi expects to open five new beverage manufacturing plants in Kunming, Zhengzhou, Quanzhou, Lanzhou and Nanchang. The company already has 26 plants in China that make Lay’s lychee potato chips, and beverages such as Tropicana Guo Bin Fen juices and Cao Ben Le drinks, which are inspired by traditional Chinese medicine.
“Despite the current uncertainty in many parts of the world, we have no doubt that China will remain a powerful engine of global economic expansion,” said PepsiCo chief executive, Indra Nooyi, in a statement.
Source: Flex News
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