PepsiCo Beverages North America (PBNA) is set to invest in the expansion of its Denver, Colorado facility, making it the company’s largest US site to date.
The company has acquired almost 152 acres of land in the Denver High Point development area where it will construct the 1.2 million-square-foot manufacturing site, with the plant holding three times the capacity of its current facility.
The bottling facility will produce branded products such as Pepsi, Pepsi Zero Sugar, Gatorade, bubly, Rockstar, Propel and Muscle Milk, and will aim to achieve 100% renewable electricity, water efficiency and reduced virgin plastic use.
Johannes Evenblij, PBNA’s west division president, said: “We’re thrilled to call Denver, a city that shares so many of our values, home to PepsiCo’s most sustainable US plant location. With the High Point facility serving a model for the future of PBNA’s supply chain, we’re eager to continue deepening our dedication to Colorado through positive impacts such as new job opportunities and more sustainable business solutions.”
The facility will create around 250 new jobs in the Denver area in addition to keeping all 250 current employees at the site.
The newly expanded Denver plant is scheduled to open in summer 2023.