Our company will invest about 300 million euros in two phases in what will be our second “beer kitchen” in the world, the second Estrella Galicia factory that will be located in Brazil and that could have a mid-term production capacity of 300 million litres per year.
This new factory will be located in the municipality of Araraquara, in the state of São Paulo, where an excellent quality water supply is guaranteed, essential to make the Galician company’s beers.
Ignacio Rivera, CEO of Corporación Hijos de Rivera presented the project accompanied by João Doria, Governor of the state of São Paulo, and reaffirmed his commitment to the community, through the creation of 400 jobs in the area in state-of-the-art facilities in terms of sustainability and respect for the environment.
Our company has announced the construction of a new brewery in Brazil after some time exploring the territory in search of the best location. The place chosen has been the municipality of Araraquara, in the state of São Paulo, where a supply of water of excellent quality is guaranteed, essential for the elaboration of our beers.
The Estrella Galicia brewery in Brazil will be the second “beer kitchen” of our company in the world after 115 years of history. We will invest about 300 million euros in two phases in its construction with the aim of installing a medium-term production capacity of 300 million liters of beer per year, to be executed in two phases of 150 million liters each.
Ignacio Rivera, CEO of Corporación Hijos de Rivera, presented this project in São Paulo accompanied by local authorities. The Governor of São Paulo, Joao Doria, introduced at the Palacio dos Bandeirantes, official seat of the state government, the top executive of the Spanish brewery with the aim of supporting the implementation of this industrial project that he defined as “key to the region”.
Ignacio Rivera reaffirmed in his speech the company’s firm commitment to the community, in this case materializing in the creation of 400 jobs in the new facilities, which will be technologically cutting-edge in terms of sustainability and respect for the environment. In his words, he pointed out that “the setting up of our factory in Brazil is a dream come true and a historic milestone for our company that we hope will decisively boost our future development in America.”
For his part, Gustavo Diniz Junqueira, president of the São Paulo Investment Promotion Agency, said today that “the choice of Araraquara to host the first Estrella Galicia factory outside Spain shows the competitiveness of the interior of São Paulo in attracting investment. 400 new jobs will be created in the facilities, having a very positive impact on the region’s economy. In addition, another important point is respect for the environment. We are looking for projects for São Paulo that develop their businesses in a sustainable way, which is what will guarantee the future growth of our economy”
This factory will be built on a plot of 250 thousand square meters in Araraquara, 270 kilometers from the capital. This production centre, expected to open in 2023, will be a sustainable factory model in the environmental sphere applying good practices and cutting-edge technologies to achieve the goal of zero emissions through various measures such as the consumption of clean energy or hybrid vehicles, among others.
Estrella Galicia of Brazil is the business unit of Corporación Hijos de Rivera in the country. We have sold our products in this market since 2011 and currently reach a sales volume of 16 million litres per year.