F&N Beverages Marketing Sdn Bhd (F&N Malaysia) has invested RM18 million to install a polyethylene terephthalate (PET) production line and supporting infrastructure at its Kota Kinabalu facility to meet the growing demand for PET packaged sparkling beverages in the state, as per theborneopost.com.
The line provides F&N production scalability in anticipation of future growth, without the need for plant expansion. It also reduces logistics costs of transporting the products from F&N’s main Shah Alam plant or from Kuching while facilitating speedier delivery to market.
“Sabah continues to be a significant market for F&N and our investment in this line will enable us to cater to the potential growth for PET sparkling beverages in Sabah, one of our significant markets in Malaysia. We can scale up production seamlessly to thrice the current capacity with no additional investment required,” said Khalid Alvi, managing director of F&N in a press statement. “We can drive consumption of our PET range of soft drinks in Sabah with minimal logistic costs while ensuring our consumers in Sabah can get their share of F&N products when they want it,” Alvi added.