PepsiCo opens new food manufacturing plant to fuel growth in China
WUHAN, China — PepsiCo has announced the opening of a new food manufacturing facility in Wuhan, China.
The plant, which is PepsiCo’s sixth food manufacturing site in its Greater China Region, is part of the company’s plans to drive the continued growth of its China business and expand further into central and western China.
The Wuhan plant is the first foods facility built by PepsiCo in China in line with the criteria established by Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED), the world''s leading green building standard. With state-of-the-art technologies and processes, the plant is expected to use 30% less water and 20% less energy compared to the 2006 baseline for PepsiCo China Foods manufacturing plants, reducing operating costs in the long-term. Three plants in PepsiCo’s manufacturing network in China are LEED-certified, including Pepsi bottling plants in Chongqing, Nanchang and Kunming.
“PepsiCo has a strong and growing food and beverage business in China, and we’re making investments to drive sustainable long-term growth," said PepsiCo chairman and CEO Indra Nooyi. "The Wuhan plant is a crucial piece of our growth strategy, as it opens new opportunities for PepsiCo in central and western China and will allow more Chinese consumers to enjoy Lay’s and other great PepsiCo brands. It also continues our commitment to sustainable development, which we believe is a key driver of both China’s and PepsiCo’s future success.”