New Drinks Factory in Guria to Use Local Production

A new modern standard factory was opened in Guria, western Georgia, on Sunday.

EUR 40 million was invested in the non-alcoholic beverage factory in the village of Nabeghlavi.

The newly opened enterprise, owned by company Healthy Water, along with the largest producer of juices and non-alcoholic beverages in Europe – Rauch, produces a variety of juice, lemonade and other non-alcoholic beverages. Production will also be exported.

Georgian Prime Minister, Giorgi Kvirikashvili, and representatives of the legislative and executive authorities, the local authorities and the ambassadors of Austria and Switzerland, attended the opening ceremony.

Kvirikashvili congratulated the company Healthy Water and all its employees on its 20-year anniversary and noted he was pleased that such a modern and high quality enterprise was being opened in Georgia.

The PM noted that it will be a complex with more than 70 hectares of orchards, which will later be expanded to 500 hectares. He added that it is very important that the company is oriented to the use of local raw material.

“Georgian production will be sold on many foreign markets. I want to congratulate and thank everyone who contributed to this very strategic project. I am very pleased that high standards are being employed in terms of protecting the environment as well,” he added.

The project was implemented with Austrian and Swiss partners with the support of European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD).

Thea Morrison

26 June 2017 17:47