Japan's Kirin Beverage is targeting to triple output of large PET bottles for soft drinks, with an investment of some ¥10 billion, the Nihon Keizai Shimbun reported, order to bring the production of such containers in-house.

Kirin hopes the move will help increase earnings. It currently produces only half the PET bottles it uses in-house.

As well as increasing production of the containers at its factory in Kanagawa Prefecture, Kirin also plans to build a production facility at its factory in Shiga Prefecture.