Scotch infrastructure

12 July, 2012

Asian demand for whisky has boosted investment in Scotland, says Lucy Britner

Packaging company Rexam is to build a new beverage can plant in Finland.

Africa: Diageo’s Guinness Nigeria has committed £225million (NGN 55 billion) to expand its brewing operations. The company has said this will create 200 permanent jobs for Nigerians.

Scotland: Diageo is to invest £20 million in its Speyside whisky facilities.

SABMiller subsidiary company Southern Sudan Beverages (SSBL) is to invest US$15m to increase production capacity.

US: Bacardi Limited has completed the initial phase of a $250m investment into its scotch whisky brand Dewar’s.

An arbitration panel has said that the combination of Anheuser-Busch and InBev did not violate the investment agreement between Anheuser-Busch and Mexican drinks giant Grupo Modelo.

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