Softdrink major PepsiCo plans to invest Rs 100 crore to set up 12 plants for manufacturing its international purified, bottled water brand Aquafina in India, in two phases of six plants each. The company, plans to commission the first batch of six manufacturing plants by April this year.
The six plants which will be commissioned this April, should have manufacturing capacity in the range of 160 bottles per minute. The plants will be set up in Bazpur and Kosi (Uttar Pradesh), Kolkata, Roha in Maharashtra and in Bangalore in the first phase. The company will soon launch one litre economy packs apart from the 750 ml ones available at present.