PepsiCo Beverages North America (PBNA) has acquired nearly 152 acres of land at the Denver High Point development area, where it will build a state-of-the-art, 1.2 million-sq-ft manufacturing facility. Set to open in 2023, the new facility will have a positive value chain at the forefront of its design, supporting PepsiCo’s PepsiCo Positive pledge to positively impact people and the planet.
The new facility will aim to achieve 100% renewable electricity, best-in-class water efficiency, and reduced virgin plastic use. It will create nearly 250 new jobs in the Denver area, in addition to retaining all 250 current employees, who will be upskilled to operate the innovative manufacturing equipment.
Scheduled to open next summer, the new facility will produce many popular products, including Pepsi, Pepsi Zero Sugar, Gatorade, bubly, Rockstar, Propel, and Muscle Milk.
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“We’re thrilled to call Denver, a city that shares so many of our values, home to PepsiCo’s most sustainable U.S. plant location,” says PepsiCo Beverages North America’s West Division President Johannes Evenblij. “With the High Point facility serving a model for the future of PBNA’s supply chain, we’re eager to continue deepening our dedication to Colorado through positive impacts such as new job opportunities and more sustainable business solutions.”
“PepsiCo has been committed to our community for nearly 75 years, and we’re proud that they have chosen to deepen their roots here and grow that commitment,” says Denver Mayor Michael B. Hancock. “Not only will their new facility create more quality jobs in our city, it significantly boosts their commitment to sustainability and supports my administration’s climate action efforts. We’ve been working hand in hand with the PepsiCo team on this project and look forward to taking it across the finish line.”