Heineken to invest $139 million in Brazilian plants: statement

SAO PAULO (Reuters) – Heineken NV will invest 550 million reais ($139 million) to renovate four of its plants in Brazil, the company said in a statement.

Heineken will renovate plants in the cities of Araraquara, Itu and Jacarei, and a microbrewery in Campos de Jordao, all in Brazil’s most populated state, Sao Paulo. The company will also open a new distribution center in the state.

Newspaper Folha de S. Paulo reported the investment earlier on Thursday.

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