Delta Beverages to invest in new PET packaging plants for Chibuku Super sorghum beer

Monday, Feb 08, 2016

Delta Beverages is reportedly investing close to $26m in the expansion of Masvingo and Kwekwe breweries in Zimbabwe, a move that will increase the production of sorghum beer under Chibuku Super brand.

The proposed investment will see the establishment of PET packaging plants, media sources reported.

The company has already awarded machinery supply contracts to partners in Germany and South Africa.

As part of the expansion, the company will also invest in brewing tanks, grain handling equipment and civil works.

Delta recently invested in the expansion of Chibuku Super production capacity at Fairbridge brewery.

The company is currently capable of supplying close to 220000 hectoliters of Chibuku Super in the 1.25l pack from the two factories at Chitungwiza and Fairbridge, NewsDay reported.

Upon completion of the installation of additional brewing tanks at Fairbridge in March, the company's capacity will increase to 240000 hectoliters.

The company will temporarily halt operations at the Kwekwe brewery during the upgradation, while Masvingo facility will continue its operations during the expansion.

Delta has partnered with the local authorities and the Environmental Management Agency to reduce littering of used packaging, according to ZimbabweNews.

The company has set up litter collection units to increase awareness among people about the benefits of recycling PET bottles.

Delta and Nampak have set up Mega Pak Zimbabwe as a joint venture in 1993 for the production of PET, injection and blow moulded plastic products.

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