Mondelez invests US$ 133 million over 3 years at Puebla facility
New Jersey-based confectionery, food and beverage conglomerate Mondelez announced it has invested US$ 133 million over the last three years at its production facility in Puebla.
The company in recent days offered a tour around the premises dedicated to the production of candy snacks, chewing gum and powdered beverage dry mixes.
Almost 20% of the budget, US$ 27 million, was invested in a production line aimed to boost chewing gum output, the rest was channeled to add dry mixes capacity.
Another benefit is the plant will now produce its own gum base instead of importing all of it from the United States.
Mondelez expects the new investment to increase production volume 40% to 80,000 tons per year, 72,000 tons of candies and chewing gum, and 8,000 tons of dry mixes.
According to company officials, 48% of the output is distributed in the local market, while the rest is exported to 26 countries, including U.S., Canada and China.