Constellation Brands To Build New 10 Million Hectoliter Brewery In Mexicali With Additional Plans to Expand its Nava Brewery

01.22.16

U.S based Constellation Brands, a leading international producer and marketer of beer, wine and spirits with operations in the U.S., Canada, Mexico, New Zealand, and Italy, recently announced details about construction of a new a brewery in Mexicali.The new facility, slated to open in five years has a $1.5 million dollar price tag.

“We are absolutely committed to satisfying growing consumer demand for our iconic brands, including Corona, Modelo, Pacifico and Victoria, by increasing supply for the U.S. market, and we are pleased to be in a position to continue investing in Mexico and enhancing our operational platform,” said Rob Sands, president and chief executive officer of Constellation Brands.

The company also plans to further expand the Nava brewery located in Coahuila, Mexico; already the largest of it’s kind in the world. Estimated cost of the expansion project is $250 million and has a completion date scheduled for early 2018.

More than 18,000 global companies, for both strategic and economic reasons, have chosen to locate their manufacturing operations in Mexico, particularly along the U.S. Mexican border.  And, Mexicali, the capital of the state of Baja California, is home to a mature business environment with an extensive variety of companies necessary to support smooth business operations.

The location is exceptionally ideal for Constellation Brands given its proximity to the western U.S., as California is Constellation’s largest beer market. “We are investing in infrastructure that will provide long-term flexibility and capacity needed to support the expected future growth of our high-end Mexican beer portfolio,” said Sands, “Our Mexican beer business continues to significantly outperform the U.S. beer market and is exceeding our sales volume and depletion expectations, driven by strong consumer demand. We anticipate these capacity investments will equip us with the production necessary to continue to be a leader in the high-end segment of the U.S. beer market.”

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