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PepsiCo to invest £24 million in Lincoln Facility

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PepsiCo to invest £24 million in Lincoln Facility

PepsiCo to invest £24 million in Lincoln Facility
September 21
10:37 2021
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PepsiCo UK is investing £24 million in its Lincoln factory to upgrade facilities, meet the growing consumer demand and secure the listed building’s future. The investment will see existing machinery at the company’s long-standing city centre site replaced by new equipment – including a compact packaging machine – creating training opportunities for employees including apprentices, some of whom will be up-skilled in using the state-of-the-art equipment and technology.

Already one of Britain’s iconic snacks, Quavers have continued to grow in popularity over the past year and are now bought by nearly one in three households in the UK. The investment will increase capacity at the factory, enabling the team to produce more Quavers to help satisfy this demand, as well as make space for new production lines.

It also follows PepsiCo’s multi-million-pound investment in its Skelmersdale and Coventry Walkers factories to install specialist compact packaging machinery, leading to a 30% reduction in outer packaging on average across snacks multipacks. The new equipment at Lincoln will help remove even more packaging from our supply chain.

In line with PepsiCo’s vision to build a world where packaging needs never become waste, these investments form part of our global commitment to reducing, recycling and reinventing our packaging.

Nigel Beilby, Operations Manager at PepsiCo UK’s Lincoln site, commented: “We’ve always had a strong heritage in the Midlands, providing jobs to almost 2,000 people in the region across our factories in Lincoln, Leicester and Coventry. For decades, our Lincoln factory has brought much-loved Quavers snacks to consumers up and down the country, and with this state-of-the-art technology, we’re confident that the site will continue to serve the nation for many years to come.”

Alongside the Lincoln investment, over £1 million has been committed to PepsiCo’s Walkers’ Coventry factory – which produces popular snacks such as Doritos, Wotsits, French Fries, Squares, Sunbites and Cheetos – for additional equipment to maintain production during the work at Lincoln.

The new equipment will be installed at Lincoln in mid-2022, with initial work now underway.

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