Heineken To Expand Mexico Operations With $90m Plant

By Dave Simpson
Heineken To Expand Mexico Operations With $90m Plant

Heineken HEIN.AS will build a 1.8 billion peso, or $90 million, can manufacturing plant in the northern Mexican state of Chihuahua near its brewery in the town of Mequoi, the company said on Monday 27 June.


The plant, Heineken's seventh in the country, will bring around 120 direct jobs after opening and approximately 150 during the construction phase, it said in a press release.

The beermaker said that it had seen increased demand for cans in the country, as other national alcoholic drink producers like Becle CUERVO.MX, Jose Cuervo's parent company, say they are struggling to obtain glass to bottle their spirits.

Cans Versus Bottles

Approximately 40% of beer in Mexico is currently made in cans, while the rest is made in glass bottles, according to the National Chamber of Beer and Malted Drinks.

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