Suntory PepsiCo Vietnam starts construction of its sixth factory in Long An

Monday, Apr 08, 2024 17:36

Delegates started construction of Suntory PepsiCo Vietnam's sixth factory in Hữu Thạnh Industrial Park, Đức Hòa District, Long An Province on April 8. — Photo

Suntory PepsiCo Vietnam Beverage Company Limited (Suntory PepsiCo Vietnam) started construction of its sixth factory in Hữu Thạnh Industrial Park, Đức Hòa District, Long An Province on April 8.

With a total expected investment capital of more than US$300 million, the factory will be the group's largest and most modern factory in the Asia-Pacific region.

The factory will have a capacity of up to 800 million litres/year. Once operational, the factory will enhance its ability to meet consumer needs and strengthen Suntory PepsiCo's leading position in the Vietnamese market.

Located on an area of ​​about 20 hectares, the factory is expected to be operated by renewable energy, such as biomass fuel and solar energy, helping to significantly reduce the greenhouse gas emissions of production activities. It will also launch products with packaging made from 100 per cent recycled plastic, along with applying initiatives to save natural resources in production.

The project is a strong step forward for the company in realising the sustainability commitments of the Government of Việt Nam, especially the commitment to reduce net greenhouse gas emissions to zero by 2050.

At the event, Takayuki Sanno, CEO of Suntory Food and Beverage Group Asia Pacific, said that Việt Nam is one of Suntory's key markets.

“We believe in the potential and development of Việt Nam's economy. The sixth factory and the largest and most modern factory of the group in the region will contribute to consolidating the leading position of Suntory PepsiCo Vietnam, significantly increasing capacity, accelerating the introduction of more innovative products, as well as expanding the supply chain in the host country,” said Sanno.

Over three decades of operation in Việt Nam, from the first factory in Hóc Môn District, HCM City, Suntory PepsiCo Vietnam currently has five factories in Cần Thơ, Đồng Nai, HCM City, Quảng Nam and Bắc Ninh provinces, creating jobs for nearly 3,000 direct workers and tens of thousands of indirect workers. — VNS

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