PepsiCo adds capacity for soft drinks at Cork site

PepsiCo adds capacity for soft drinks at Cork site

Photo: Brian Colgan, Site Director Little Island, Pat O’Connor, Engineering Manager PEPSICo, Jennifer Quinn, Engineering Director PepsiCo, Anthony O’Rourke, PMGroup Incoimng CEO and Mike McLoughlin, Associate director Health Safety and Sustainability John Paul Construction. Pic. Darragh Kane.

PepsiCo Ireland has announced a €39m expansion of manufacturing facilities at its site in Little Island, Co. Cork.

PepsiCo said the new facility will expand manufacturing capacity for its range of beverage ingredients and play a key role in bringing PepsiCo’s portfolio to its global customer base.

The Little Island site produces concentrate for its portfolio of global brands including Pepsi, Pepsi Max, Gatorade, 7Up and Mountain Dew.

Little Island site director Brian Colgan commented: “As we approach 50 years in Cork, we are extremely proud of this latest milestone and the benefits that will arise for Little Island and the wider Cork region.”

Another €2.4 million will be used for solar PV installation, which, the beverage giant notes, will reduce the amount of electricity consumed at the site.

Over the course of a year, the solar panels will generate enough electricity to meet around 22% of the site’s requirements.

The installation is expected to be completed in the fourth quarter of 2023.

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