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PepsiCo opens new food manufacturing plant in China

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PepsiCo, Inc. has opened a new food manufacturing facility in Wuhan, China as part of a plan to improve its presence in central and western China.

The plant is the company's sixth food manufacturing site in its Greater China Region. It is also the first foods facility built by PepsiCo in China which follows the LEED criteria in green building standards. Pepsi bottling plants in Chongqing, Nanchang and Kunming are already LEED- certified.

Featuring higher-end technologies and processes, the plant is expected to use 30% less water and 20% less energy in comparison to the 2006 baseline for PepsiCo China Foods manufacturing plants, thereby reducing the long term operating costs for the company.

The PepsiCo plant in Wuhan, which includes 25,000 square meters of production space, is equipped with one of the most advanced potato chip production lines in the world with a capacity to produce approximately 15,000 tons of Lay's potato chips annually.

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