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PepsiCo India to invest Rs 1,266 crore to set up flavour facility in Ujjain, Madhya Pradesh

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American beverage giant PepsiCo's Indian unit recently will invest Rs 1266 crore in India to set up a state-of-the-art flavour manufacturing facility in Ujjain, Madhya Pradesh

This will be PepsiCo's second flavour manufacturing facility in India, the first being located in Channo, Punjab.

The development is part of the company's expansion strategy in India, which also aligns with the national 'Atmanirbhar Bharat' vision. The facility, spanning 22 acres, aims to bolster PepsiCo's manufacturing presence in the country.

The establishment of this plant also ties into the company's broader sustainability goals, marking a significant step in its operations within the Indian market.


Focused on enhancing production capacity

Strategically located in Ujjain, Madhya Pradesh, The company said the facility is poised to play a crucial role in scaling up its beverage production in India.

Construction is scheduled to begin in 2024, with the plant expected to become operational by the first quarter of 2026, the release notes.

It is designed to meet the increasing demand for PepsiCo's beverages in the country. Through this facility, PepsiCo aims to reinforce its commitment to manufacturing beverage flavours 'In India, for India,' thereby boosting the local economy and creating employment opportunities.

Aiming to strengthen the company's footprint

“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," said Jagrut Kotecha, Chief Executive Officer, PepsiCo India & South Asia.

"Bolstering the 'Make in India' vision, the new flavour manufacturing facility will champion sustainability, aligning with our ‘Winning with pep+’ philosophy, creating a positive value chain while delivering on our promise of continuous innovation in our products," Kotecha added.

Reducing the carbon footprint and increasing water-saving efficiency 

PepsiCo India said the manufacturing facility will operate entirely on renewable energy sources leading to a reduction in carbon footprint by an impressive 1.9 metric tons per day.

With Zero Liquid Discharge technology, the plant aims to achieve approximately 90% overall water efficiency, ensuring responsible management of water resources and replenishing 100% of the water used at the facility, it said.

"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," said George Kovoor, Senior Vice President of beverages at PepsiCo India.