PepsiCo has opened a new plant in Singapore that will produce and supply beverage concentrates for Asia Pacific markets. The plant, strategically located in business-friendly Singapore, will support the company’s goal to transform its beverage portfolio to reduce calories and added sugars.
It will speed innovation of new product formulations to serve the demands of Asia Pacific consumers for healthier options. This plant is designed to drive efficiency and cost savings for the company’s growing business by allowing faster, more streamlined delivery of concentrate to the Asia Pacific markets.
Minister for Trade and Industry (Industry) Singapore S. Iswaran officiated at the opening of the brand new plant located in East Jurong in the presence of Stephanie Syptak-Ramnath, Chargé d’Affaires of the US Embassy, Singapore; Adel Garas, president, PepsiCo Asia Pacific Region; David Murray, senior vice president and general manager, PepsiCo Global Concentrate Solutions; Thien Kwee Eng, assistant managing director, Singapore Economic Development Board (EDB); senior officials of the Singapore Government; PepsiCo and its partner suppliers; and other guests.
The company’s goal is to have at least two-thirds of their global beverage portfolio volume to be at a level of 100 calories or fewer from added sugars per 12-ounces serving by 2025. Products meeting these guidelines include low or no sugar versions of the company’s existing beverages, and new innovations in hydration and teas, for example, that are coming in the future.
“We warmly welcome the establishment of PepsiCo’s concentrates advanced manufacturing facility in Singapore, which will further strengthen our position as Asia’s leading food and nutrition hub. The investment is testament to the competitiveness of Singapore’s advanced manufacturing sector in terms of intellectual property protection, engineering talent, automation expertise and supplier base,” said Ms. Thien.