PepsiCo, the global snacks and drinks giant, has announced plans to build a 1 billion PLN ($245 million) facility in Poland to produce savoury snacks.
According to a company press release, the new plant will have the capacity to respond to growing consumer demand, and will become the largest and most environmentally sustainable PepsiCo facility in Europe.
With an estimated area of seven football pitches, the facility will supply snacks to the Polish market and a further 20 European markets with a workforce of 450 new employees.
“We have been investing in Poland and operating for 30 years”, commented Silviu Popovici, PepsiCo’s CEO for Europe. “The central location favors the development of our food production in Central and Eastern Europe. However, development must take place in a sustainable manner, we want our plants to be the most ecological facilities not only in Europe but also around the world.
“In Środa Śląska, we create the future of food production”, he added. “We want to build a model facility for sustainable development throughout Europe”.