The North American subsidiary of alcoholic drinks multinational Diageo has invested $110 million in a new 25,000 sq ft facility for canned flavoured alcoholic beverages (FABs) in Plainfield, Il, USA to supplement existing ready-to-drink production in the area.
According to Diageo, the new facility has two high-speed lines with capacity to produce more than 25 million cases of malt-based beverages and spirit-based ready-to-drink (RTD) cocktails, employing 50 full-time staff.
“We’re incredibly proud of the speed and innovative approach from our team and partners in their efforts to build this site in record time”, said Michael L Nelson Jr, senior vice president of Manufacturing & Distillation, Diageo North America. “Diageo Lincolnway will be instrumental in accelerating our offerings in the convenience space and help meet consumer demand”.
The investment will help to develop Diageo’s portfolio and to accelerate the growth of its RTD category, the company said.