Carlsberg is looking to invest BGL20m (US$13.2m) in upgrading one of its breweries in Bulgaria. Carlsberg Bulgaria's executive director, Alexander Grancharov, said that the brewer hopes to increase the quality of its Pirinsko beer brand by investing in its brewery in Blagoevgrad in south-western Bulgaria.

The company will fully modernise its production facilities and introduce mew technological lines at the brewery, as well as buying new yeast tanks and launching new filters with state-of-the-art control systems, Grancharov said.

Carlsberg Bulgaria will also focus on improving the design of Pirinsko, which will be marketed in new bottles with new labels.

The company owns two breweries in Bulgaria - in Blagoevgrad and in Shumen in north-eastern Bulgaria - and claims a 26% share in its domestic market.