New bottling line set to be installed at Winston-Salem production facility; create new jobs
Pepsi Bottling Ventures LLC (PBV) has announced a $35 million investment to install a new state-of-the-art bottling line at its production facility in Winston-Salem, North Carolina (NC), US The line will improve efficiencies in the company’s manufacturing operations by optimising production capacity for some of the bottler’s largest growing brands, including Aquafina and Lipton Tea, and PBV-owned brand Nature’s Twist.
The new bottling line will produce millions of cases of beverages per year and can manufacture bottles made from 100-percent recycled material. PBV expects to add up to 10 new full-time jobs upon completion of the project.
PBV acquired the 526,000 sq. ft. production facility in NC in 2012. In 2021, the company leased an additional 316,000 sq. ft. warehouse extension due to increased storage needs.
Construction of the new bottling line is scheduled to start in 2023 and is expected to be operational by the end of 2024.