A Heineken’s brewery under construction in Meoqui, Chihuahua, is currently 60% complete and on schedule to start operations by the end of year, company officials revealed today in a statement.

It’s been a year already since 2,000 workers started building the US$ 390 million facility, the seventh in the country for Cerveceria Cuauhtemoc Moctezuma, Heineken’s Mexican subsidiary. Other breweries are located in Toluca, Orizaba, Guadalajara, Tecate, Navojoa and Monterrey.

According to project manager Jose Molina, once the second phase of construction is completed, the Meoqui brewery not only will be the biggest in Mexico, but it will also be first to preserve its storage tanks in a controlled temperature warehouse instead of leaving them in the open field.

The facility will count on six productions lines to produce bottled, canned and kegged beer.

Crown Holdings, a packaging solutions supplier specialized in food and beverages, will invest an additional US$ 200 million in a production facility to supply cans and bottles for the Heineken brewery.

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