Bebidas Fruki to invest $60m in a drinks facility in Brazil

Bebidas Fruki to invest $60m in a drinks facility in Brazil

Bebidas Fruki is to invest US$60m in the construction of a beverage plant in Brazil.

The facility, located 30km from the company's Tilings distribution centre, is expected to be operational by 2014. Construction is expected to begin in the second half of 2012, the Brazilian soft drinks producer said last week.

The plant will produce teas, juices, energy drinks and soya beverages.

The firm is to invest a further BRL15m (US$8.1m) in its Lajeado plant, to increase drinks production, and in its distribution centre in Canoas.