Peroni, the Italian beer firm now owned by Asahi, has announced it has invested €13 million ($14.6 million) to open a new line at its bottling plant in the southern Italian city of Bari.
The company said recent investments at the site had allowed it to surpass volumes of 1.8 million hectolitres in 2018, representing an increase of 5.7% on 2017.
Commenting on the investment, Bari plant director Michele Cason said: “The results achieved by our Bari plant were possible thanks to huge investments we have made recently, amounting to €26 million in the last 10 years […]. With an eye on sustainability, the new line will be devoted to bottles that are suitable for container deposit schemes”.
“The new line has a potential capacity of 50,000 bottles per hour”, he added. “Overall, the goal is to further increase production and exceed 2 million hectolitres, with a maximum production capacity of 48 bottles per second”.