Pepsi has recently opened its new plant in Chengdu, the capital of Sichuan province, marking a new stage for the company's development in China's southwestern areas.
Ken Newell, the chairman for Pepsi China and president of Pepsi Greater China, told local media that the company is very confident in the development of China's southwestern areas and is proud to be providing Sichuan consumers with localy made Pepsi drinks.
Newell said that the company will establish its Chengdu plant into a state-of-the-art plant in infrastructure, management, and environmental protection.
The founding of the Chengdu plant also marks the beginning of Pepsi's China-oriented USD1 billion investment program, which was announced in November 2008. In the next two years, Pepsi will set up another five beverage plants in Kunming, Zhengzhou, Quanzhou, Lanzhou, and Nanchang.