PepsiCo to launch potato chips line in Ukraine


PepsiCo Ukraine, a large producer of food and beverages, has started a project to localize production of potato chips under the Lay’s trademark, foreseeing the launch of a chips production line at the existing plant in Mykolaiv region by the middle of 2019. According to the press service of PepsiCo Ukraine, the company plans to launch the production line at the existing production complex in Mykolaiv region, where Khrusteam croutons, Sadochok juices, Agusha baby food are now produced, and primary processing of seasonal vegetables and fruits is carried out.

“PepsiCo strives to maximize localization of production and use of raw materials from local suppliers in the countries of its presence. Today we are preparing to install the first line for the production of potato chips, and we are also implementing our own agricultural program,” PepsiCo Ukraine CEO Iryna Kozlova said.

According to the company, the agricultural program provides for farms supplying potatoes with seeds, conducting seminars and trainings, as well as year-round support with an agricultural team. The annual production demand for potatoes of special “chip” varieties is about 40,000 – 60,000 tonnes.

According to the press service, the company also plans to expand the production of Khrusteam croutons by installing a second line.

The company does not disclose the capacity of new lines and the volume of investments.

At the moment, PepsiCo produces chips under the Lay’s trademark in Poland.

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