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Total investment in the state-of-the-art foods manufacturing facility in Kosi Kalan, Mathura will now stand at Rs 1022 crore
PepsiCo India has announced expansion plans for its largest greenfield foods manufacturing plant that produces the immensely popular LAY’S potato chips in Kosi Kalan, Mathura in Uttar Pradesh (UP). The company is all set to further invest Rs 186 crore for the expansion of its foods manufacturing facility in Mathura, taking the overall investment to Rs 1022 crore in UP.
As part of its expansion plan, PepsiCo India will increase the capacity of the state-of-the-art foods plant, by setting-up a new manufacturing line which will produce one of world’s leading nacho chip brand Doritos.
Commissioned in September 2021, PepsiCo India’s foods manufacturing plant in Kosi Kalan, Mathura intends to annually source around 1,50,000 tonnes of potatoes for its iconic potato chips brand, LAY’S. Additionally, a strong backward integration programme involving over 5,000 local potato farmers is also being developed.
Further, the Kosi plant has provided a source of livelihood to thousands of supply chain partners, wholesalers, retailers etc. The plant envisions to create over 1,500 direct and indirect job opportunities and is championing diversity with a target of at least 30% women employees. Staying committed to PepsiCo’s ‘Winning with pep+’ philosophy, the foods plant is also deploying the best of sustainability practices and advanced manufacturing technologies.