Diageo, the leading alcoholic drinks firm, has announced its plans to invest more than $500 million to expand its manufacturing footprint in Mexico.
The company is planning to build new facilities to expand production capacity in the State of Jalisco to support Diageo’s growth in the tequila category, creating over 1,000 jobs.
“This exciting investment in Mexico will support our future category growth to meet Mexican and international demand. It will also allow us to continue surprising and delighting consumers with our amazing tequila portfolio,” said Álvaro Cárdenas, President, Latin America and Caribbean, Diageo.
Construction of the new facilities is expected to begin this year. They will include environmentally friendly technologies to support Diageo’s 10-year sustainability action plan, ‘Society 2030: Spirit of Progress’.