PepsiCo already distributes its brands in Kenya

PepsiCo already distributes its brands in Kenya

PepsiCo is to build a KES2.6bn (US$30m) manufacturing plant in Kenya through a local bottler, according to reports.

The Nairobi plant, which will have a capacity of 600 bottles a minute, will be run by Seven-Up Bottling Company, a Nigerian company with operations throughout Africa, the Daily Nation reported yesterday (19 February). It will produce brands already available in Kenya, including Pepsi-Cola, Mirinda, 7-Up, Evervess and Mountain Dew, the paper said.

Reports in 2011 suggested PepsiCo was readying a plant in Kenya.