PepsiCo India Invests Rs 1,266 Crore in New Madhya Pradesh Flavor Facility
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PepsiCo India Invests Rs 1,266 Crore in New Madhya Pradesh Flavor Facility

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PepsiCo India has announced its intention to invest Rs 1,266 crore in establishing a flavor manufacturing facility in Ujjain, Madhya Pradesh, as a component of its expansion strategy within the country. Spanning 22 acres, the plant is poised to significantly enhance PepsiCo's beverage production capacity in India while contributing to job creation and fostering positive economic growth within the local community, according to a company statement. Construction for the upcoming facility is scheduled to commence in 2024, with operations anticipated to commence in the first quarter of 2026.

"With support from the government of Madhya Pradesh, we aim to strengthen our footprint while driving impactful progress in enhancing the socio-economic landscape of the region," PepsiCo India & South Asia CEO Jagrut Kotecha said. George Kovoor, Senior Vice President of Beverages at PepsiCo India, stated that the upcoming unit will mark the company's second flavor manufacturing facility in India.

"We aim to ramp up the production of our beverages to meet the rising demand in the country. This strategic investment not only strengthens our dedication to providing the highest quality beverages to our consumers but also reinforces our responsibility to drive sustainable practices across our operations", Kovoor added. PepsiCo's first flavour manufacturing facility in India is in Channo, Punjab.

PepsiCo India has announced that the new manufacturing facility will align with its global sustainability objectives by exclusively utilizing renewable energy sources. This initiative is expected to result in a notable reduction of 1.9 metric tonnes of carbon footprint per day. Additionally, employing zero liquid discharge technology, the plant aims to achieve around 90 percent overall water efficiency. This approach ensures responsible water resource management, with the facility committed to replenishing 100 percent of the water it consumes.