The PepsiCo factory was opened in the Moscow region today. They will produce Aqua Minerale drinking water, Lipton Ice Tea, Adrenaline Rush power drinks, etc. As soon as the factory starts producing 2,1 billion liters a year, it will be considered the largest PepsiCo enterprise in Europe and the second largest enterprise of the company in the world.
Pepsi company came to Russia in July 1959 when the first American national exhibition was organized in Moscow. On that day Vice-President of the USA Richard Nixon who was in the head of the American delegation invited Nikita Khrushchev to have a glass of Pepsi and First Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union did so with pleasure. That time Pepsi slogan said: Be Sociable, Drink Pepsi. World newspapers typed photos of Mr. Khrushchev stressing: Khrushchev is learning to be sociable.
But the agreement on selling Pepsi-Cola in the USSR was concluded 10 years later. Instead the USA agreed to import Russian vodka Stolichnaya. In 1979 Pepsi Cola was widely available in Moscow. By the way, water that forms the basis of all the drinks at the factory gets pured in the hall.
In 1992 the first Pepsi production line was opened in Saint-Petersburg increasing production volume twice. In 1992 Coca-Cola company announced their plans to construct a plant that will be engaged in Pepsin manufacturing. By that time the main competitor of Coca-Cola named PepsiCo company was an active member of the Russian market. Today the latter owns 9 factories in Russia.
Table of water chemical control.
Plastic bottles are made here as well. The first Pepsi bottle appeared in the USA market in 1970. In Russia PET-bottles were exported till 1997 and today they are produced at the local factory.
A case with bottles is sent to conveyor.