Frucor Suntory to build A$400m manufacturing facility in Australia

11 Apr 2022

Japanese drinks giant Frucor Suntory is investing A$400 million in a beverage manufacturing facility in Queensland.

The project is expected to create around 450 construction and installation jobs. When it is operational, the facility will offer 160 long-term roles.

Growth opportunities in Oceania

The Frucor Suntory facility will process, package, store and distribute many types of beverages. It can produce up to 20 million cases of drinks a year. It can increase production in the future, allowing Frucor Suntory to service the growing Australian market.

‘We see outstanding growth opportunities and world-class talent across the Oceania region,’ says Taka Sanno, CEO, Suntory Beverage & Food APAC. ‘This facility plays a critical role in realising our plans.

‘In line with our Suntory ‘Growing for Good’ vision, we want the new facility to set a benchmark for our investment into sustainable technologies to drive efficiency and minimise our carbon footprint.’

Pending approvals, Frucor Suntory will start building the facility in the third quarter of 2022. It will start operating in mid-2024.

Australia a destination for F&B manufacturing

Australia has a global reputation for producing safe and high-quality products. Its proximity to Asian markets and network of free trade agreements also provides international companies with an entry point to the region. This has led to the food and beverage sector becoming the largest manufacturing sector for the Australian economy (Source: Australian Food and Grocery Council (AFGC) 2019, State of the Industry Report 2019).

Frucor Suntory joins other multinational food and beverage companies investing in manufacturing facilities in Australia. They include:

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