According to local reports in Brazil, Latin American beer force Femsa has invested BRL1m (US$500,000) in developing its brewery at Ponta Grossa in Paraná state, adding a new production line for 30-litre and 50-litre kegs.

The addition of the new line is aimed at keeping pace with rising demand in the region. The Paraná unit already produces beer in 600ml bottles, 350ml cans and 355ml long-neck bottles.

Femsa Cerveja Brasil has eight production units in Brazil, with a  total capacity of 19m hectolitres a year.