According to the Ministry of Investments, Industry and Science of the Moscow Region, Frito Lei Manufacturing LLC launched a tenth production line in the city of Kashira. launched the tenth production line. It will produce Lay’s ® chips. The production capacity of the line is reported to be more than 5 thousand tons of finished product per year.
According to Ekaterina Zinovyeva, Minister of Investments, Industry and Science of the Moscow Region, “The PepsiCo company has been operating in the Moscow region for over 20 years. Now the enterprise in Kashira employs about 1000 people. Launching a new production line means creating new jobs. In addition, about 80 more people will be provided with jobs. Investments in the project will amount to more than 650 million rubles.”
Frito Lei Manufacturing is the largest industrial consumer of potatoes in the region. Raw materials for the production of snacks in the Moscow region are purchased from Russian suppliers, including farms from the Moscow region. The expansion of production will increase the volume of purchases of potatoes from Russian and Moscow region farmers.
According to Neil Sturrock, President of PepsiCo in Russia, Belarus, Ukraine, the Caucasus and Central Asia, “the plant in Kashira was opened in 2002 and became the first PepsiCo enterprise in Russia to produce snacks. Today it is the largest PepsiCo enterprise in the world in this area. Thanks to the investment attractiveness of the region and the support of the Moscow Region Government, we are constantly developing. In 2019, we implemented a large-scale project to expand the production of Lay’s chips. A year later, we are launching another line for the production of chips.”
Source: Ministry of Investments, Industry and Science of the Moscow Region via Potato System