North West Zone – Issue 52

++heineken++ Heineken invests in starch plant in Mexico

Monterrey, Mexico.- Heineken, the multinational brewery, the Mexican firm Capitales Dharma and a Dutch financial consortium invested US$70 million in a Factory that will process raw materials to make beer in northwest Mexico. 
The investment made through Indumex, which Heineken and its partners own, was made in Los Mochis, State of Sinaloa, 1,441 kilometers (895 miles) northwest of Mexico City. 
“It is a pilot plant to produce, mainly, starch that will be delivered to Heineken for beer fermentation”, Juan Carlos Cruz, Indumex Manager, informed. In its first stage the pilot plant, which employs 90 people, will have capacity for 110,000 tons of processed corn, of which 50% will be starch.