Governor of the region Andrey Travnikov has launched the construction of a plant for the production of salted snacks for PepsiCo.
Neil Starrock, President of PepsiCo Russia, Belarus, Ukraine, the Caucasus and Central Asia, noted at the ceremony that the first two production lines of the new plant will open in 2021.
The press service of the regional government noted that the new plant of the company will be located on the territory of the Novosibirsk Industrial and Logistics Park (PLP) and will become the third PepsiCo enterprise for the production of salty snacks in Russia. The capacity of the new plant is over 60 thousand tons per year.
Andrey Travnikov said that PLP continues to develop and grow with new industries.
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- It is very important for the Government of the Novosibirsk region that such sites that are being created in the region are in demand by business and continue to be actively developed. The construction of the plant will give another impetus to the development of the economy, the governor said.
Neil Sturrock noted the support that the regional administration and the governor personally provide to the project.
- The region has created favorable conditions for the work of large foreign investors. Despite the objective difficulties caused by the pandemic, we plan to build and launch a new facility on time, ”said Mr. Sturrock.
At the same time, an agricultural program is being launched to provide the enterprise with local potatoes. Today, 100 percent of the raw materials used by the company are domestic. In the Novosibirsk region, several agricultural enterprises are already engaged in test growing of potatoes, which must meet the stringent requirements of the manufacturer.
The chairman of the committee on agrarian policy, natural resources and land relations of the Legislative Assembly of the region, Oleg Podoima, believes that the opening of a new production in the region is another step in the development of the economy, and what is important is the deep processing of agricultural products. In this regard, the deputy stressed, the demand for highly qualified specialists will increase. The production also has export potential.
According to the Deputy Chairman of the Committee on Budgetary, Financial and Economic Policy and Property of the Legislative Assembly Gleb Popovtsev, in general, the implementation of the project will have a positive effect on the life of the district, on the provision of jobs for the residents of the region.