F&N Beverages Marketing (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.
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,"