Carlsberg makes multi-million investment in Ukraine
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Carlsberg Group has confirmed investments of 1.5 billion hryvnias (€40 million) for Ukraine in 2023, and can now present the first results. A new production line at the brewery in Kiev, which will increase the production capacity of canned products by 80%.
“This line will optimise operations, meet consumer demand for canned products, and increase the manufacture of products in tin cans by 80%,” says Oleh Khaidakin, managing director of Carlsberg Ukraine.
“It is an event of historical significance. It is one of the largest foreign investments in Ukraine in 2023. As ambassador of Denmark, I am proud to be present on this occasion. This new production line has a symbolic importance that goes far beyond the beverage industry in Ukraine. It is a sign that an important global player and industry leader, Carlsberg, has faith in Ukraine and is ready to invest in Ukraine at a time, when Ukraine’s epic struggle against the Russian aggression is still ongoing,” says Ole Egberg Mikkelsen, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Kingdom of Denmark to Ukraine.
“This fits very well into the close Danish-Ukrainian partnership at the political level. Denmark is one of Ukraine’s closest partners. We can’t wait for peace to come. We need to start now, and we need to get concrete and tangible results. This is exactly what Carlsberg is doing here. Carlsberg is an icon of Denmark’s industrial development that has been known for its corporate social responsibility, long before that notion was invented. You have always been caring for your employees and for the communities. Your activities in Ukraine are another example of this proud legacy,” he adds.
Carlsberg Group started its operations in Ukraine in 1996 and has been one of the largest international investors in the FMCG sector year after year. Over the years, Carlsberg Ukraine has invested over €1 billion in the country.