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UK’s Rexam to set up plants in Andhra, Rajasthan with £100 mn investment

The new plants will come up at Sri City in Chittoor district and at Mahindra World City in Jaipur

Hyderabad, February 15, 2015

Beverage can maker Rexam Plc will build two plants in Andhra Pradesh and Rajasthan at an investment of about £100 million, adding 1.6 billion cans to its annual production capacity.

London-based Rexam already operates a plant in Mumbai.

The new plants, which will initially entail an investment close to £50 million each, will come up at Sri City in Chittoor district (about 50km from Chennai), and at Mahindra World City in Jaipur, the company said in a statement on Thursday. The company has secured land for the two projects.

“These investments will support and enable us to take advantage of the continued exciting growth of the beverage can in India. Having plants in different locations across the country will ensure we have a better footprint and position to meet the needs of our customers in the region over the long term,” Craig Jones, sector director of Rexam’s Africa, Middle East and Asia (AMEA) regions said.

The Sri City plant will be operational first—by the second half of 2016, followed by the Jaipur plant. The two plants will generate 150 jobs locally, the company said. Rexam’s Sri City plant will be located in the vicinity of PepsiCo Inc.’s largest beverage manufacturing plant in the country. The beverages and snack maker is investing Rs.1,200 crore in its Sri City plant.

Rexam operates 55 plants in 20 countries, providing employment to 8,000 people.

Source: Mint

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