Kettering facility is now capable of processing 300 million litres of plant-based beverages for the UK market every year amid strong European plant-based demand
Alpro parent company, Danone, reported strong third quarter sales of €6.2bn in its third quarter | Daria Salikova
Alpro has increased its UK production capacity after completing a £23m ($31m) upgrade to its Kettering facility.
The improvements will enable Alpro to process 300 million litres of its soy, oat, rice and coconut-based beverages, with the Belgium headquartered company planning a further capacity increase to 400 million litres within the next 12 months.
The milestone upgrade comes shortly after Alpro parent company Danone UK & Ireland appointed its new president, James Mayer, as part of its ‘Local First’ project.
The global initiative is seeking a more localised market approach across its portfolio of products, which also include bottled water brands Evian and Volvic, and the Activia and Actimel yogurt ranges.
Danone reported strong third quarter sales of €6.2bn in its third quarter, up 3.8% on a like-for-like basis.
“We see clear evidence of our brands’ strengths and relevance to the global health and wellness agenda. Our Essential Dairy and Plant-based business continued its strong momentum, particularly in Europe and North America,” commented Danone CEO Juergen Esser.