$75 million for alcohol factory in Guatemala
The Alcohol and Rum Distillery (DARSA) increased its production capacity with the purchase and acquisition of the Tulula Factory, in Retalhuleu.
Monday, December 22, 2008
Erick Aragon, general manager of the company, commented during the inauguration that the investment will allow the plant to increase its production from 40 to 90 million liters per year, for the various types of alcohol.
The value of illegal sales of about 32,000 hectoliters of pure alcohol in the country each year is estimated at $54 million.
The company Bardinet will buy "drinkable alcohol" from five sugar refineries for the production of its rum brands, Negrita, Pujol, and Negus.
In the last four years exports of distilled spirits and ethyl alcohol to Europe have tripled.
The Spanish company Lysply SA has announced the construction of a factory in Parita which will produce methyl alcohol based on solar energy.
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