United Breweries plans to expand its beer production capacity, according to reports.

The company, cited by Dow Jones today (28 September), said it aims to invest INR4bn (US$100.7m) to expand its breweries by 20% per year.

UB, which is 37.5%-controlled by Scottish & Newcastle, recently built breweries in Rajasthan and Orissa, with capacities of 7.1m cases and 1.4m cases a year respectively.

The brewer, which is part of the UB Group, currently has an annual capacity of around 120m cases.

No-one was immediately available for comment at UB when contacted by just-drinks today.