Quadrant-Amroq Beverages (QAB) belonging to Pepsi Americas soft-drink manufacturer plans to invest over 100 million USD in a new plant located in the Military district of western Bucharest, the Gandul daily writes.
The factory’s first development stage means to get non-carbonated soft-drink cans production line installed and operational. This stage is scheduled to be completed in Q2 of 2009 and 40 million USD is planned to be invested by then.
The next stage to end by early 2010 will relocate several operational Bucharest-based QAB production lines to Covasna (central), as well as many other Pepsi factories from abroad.
At present, the Company’s annual bottling capacity amounts to round 80 million bottle crates, and it is to grow to almost 100 million crates immediately after the new factory starts production.
The new factory will make production grow by 205 bottling capacities and the Company will number by round 20% more employees, Holmes added.