News Release

  • No.SBF0717(2018/8/2)

Suntory Products Limited Haruna Plant strengthens PET bottle production facilities

- Aseptic packaging line for PET bottles for sugar-free tea and coffee to become operational in phases beginning in 2020 -

Suntory Products Limited (Head Office: Chuo-ku, Tokyo; President & CEO: Noboru Ito; 100% wholly-owned subsidiary of SBF), a group company of Suntory Beverage & Food Limited (SBF) (Head Office: Chuo-ku, Tokyo; President & CEO: Saburo Kogo), will strengthen production facilities for PET bottle products using aseptic packaging at its Haruna Plant (Shibukawa-shi, Gunma). Work will begin in the winter of 2018, with the goal of making each of the new lines operational in the spring 2020 and 2021, respectively.

Consumer needs have been diversifying recently due to increased health-consciousness and changing work styles, leading to growth in the water, coffee, and tea categories. This year we are pursuing aggressive brand investments that place even greater emphasis on Suntory Tennensui, BOSS, and products in the sugar-free tea category such as Iyemon and Suntory Oolong Tea, as our mainstay products (see Release No. SBF0614). The new lines strengthen production facilities to ensure stable mid-term supply, especially of rapidly growing products such as barley tea and PET bottle coffee.

- Details -

Production Facility Investment Summary for Suntory Products Limited Haruna Plant

Facility specifications and changes to number of lines Aseptic packaging lines for PET bottle production
No change to number of lines
(1. Existing can line will be converted to small-size PET line used for both carbonated and non-carbonated beverages
 2. Existing large-size PET line will be upgraded to handle both large and small sizes)
Work start (planned) Winter 2018
Work end/facility operational (planned) Line 1: Spring 2020
Line 2: Spring 2021
Annual PET bottle beverage production capacity Approx. 34 million cases
(Approx. 10 million case increase)
Main production products GREEN DAKARA Yasashii Mugicha
Craft BOSS
Suntory Green Tea Iyemon
Suntory Oolong Tea
, and others

▼ Plant Location: 200 Handa, Shibukawa-shi, Gunma 377-0004

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