Italy: Barilla to invest €50 million to fund plant expansion
Italy's leading pasta maker Barilla is expanding its factory in Rubbiano to increase production of pasta sauces.
The investment of €50 million (£53 million) adds to an initial €40 million ($42 million) investment made in 2012 to build the plant, which will be completed by 2018.
The expansion, which comes after the factory hit its maximum production capacity in December 2016, will allow the manufacture of more than 122,000 tonnes per year across a total area of about 30,000 sq m.
According to a company’s statement: "The expansion plan will be implemented with the aim of reducing environmental impact (-7% CO2 emissions, -9% water consumption and more than 95% waste recycled) and giving an important contribution to local communities".