Beverages: $60 Million Investment in Industrial Plant

In Guatemala, the Embotelladora Los Volcanes, which produces and distributes Coca-Cola brand beverages, is executing expansion works at its industrial plant located in the department of Retalhuleu, a project that required an investment of $60 million and is expected to be completed in April 2021.

Thursday, February 11, 2021

The project began in March 2019; however, due to the covid-19 outbreak, work was suspended and it was only in the second half of 2020 that work was reactivated.

With this investment, the franchise in charge of producing and distributing Coca-Cola brand beverages will expand its industrial plant located south of the capital by 6,800 square meters.

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Armando Sánchez, manufacturing manager at Embotelladora Los Volcanes, told that with this new investment "... the objective is to incorporate two new production lines, one for non-returnable products and the other to manufacture returnable glassware, thus expanding the portfolio of what is offered in this plaza."

The filling, sealing, packaging, storage and distribution systems and processes will have low-energy consumption equipment that will enable the sustainability plan to continue, Sanchez informed.

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According to the manager "... the freight areas will be new, as will the processing areas. The expansion will double the plant's production capacity. It is estimated to increase production throughout the value chain by 135%, which will make it easier for consumers to buy."

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