F&N soft drink unit invests RM18m in PET line in Sabah

KUALA LUMPUR: Fraser & Neave Holdings Bhd is investing RM18mil in a polyethylene terephthalate (PET) production line and new infrastructure in Sabah as its caters to the potential growth for PET sparkling beverages in the state.

It said on Monday its soft drinks division F&N Beverages Marketing Sdn Bhd expected the new line to provide it the 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. F&N Beverages Marketing Sdn Bhd Khalid Alvi said: "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," he said.

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