Brazil: Heineken spends USD 300 million on capacity expansions

Heineken announced today the investment of BRL 1.5 billion (USD 300 million) to increase production capacity in two breweries in the Northeast of Brazil. The investment will help meet demand, particularly for premium beer and single-malt brands such as Heineken, Amstel and Devassa.

The expenditure on the Igarassu plant will triple the production capacity of Amstel and Devassa, and the capacity of the returnable packaging lines by 45 percent. In addition, the brewery hopes to reduce water consumption by 30 percent over the next three years.

The remainder of the money will flow into the Alagoinhas brewery to increase its beer production capacity by 60 percent.

One year ago, Heineken already announced to build a new 5 million hl brewery in Passos in the southwest of the state of Minas Gerais. The investment of BRL 1.8 billion (USD 358m) will generate 350 direct jobs and 11 thousand indirect jobs, the company said at that time. (, 27.4.2022)

Brazilian beer drinkers are among the world’s biggest consumers of Heineken, according to the company.

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