Ghana-based beverage producer Kasapreko has made the new automated bottling plant operational to expand its domestic and international business.
The facility was developed at an estimated investment of $70m and was opened by Ghana president John Dramani Mahama, reports GhanaWeb.
It has been equipped with high speed spirit production lines that will enable the company to produce 70,000 glass and PET bottles on an hourly basis.
Two additional lines have been installed at the facility, which can produce 40,000 bottles of water and non-alcoholic drinks every hour.
Mahama was quoted by GhanaWeb saying: "No country is built on commerce and trading alone.
"It is manufacturing, agriculture and agro-processing that will change the structure of this economy and make our country rub shoulders with the big names in this world.
"Kasapreko is one of those companies who see the risk and yet believe that it is worth taking to produce a quality product like Kasapreko that is celebrated across the world today."
The company has been recognised as a major contributor to Ghana's economy as it produces globally accepted brands of beverage products.
Kasapreko has 600 employees in the country and produces whiskey, wine, gin, liqueur, brandy, as well as other non-alcoholic beverages.
The firm has been operating since 1989. It is the first to set up a quality control and product development laboratory and to introduce proprietary bespoke bottles and caps.
Image: The plant will produce 40,000 non-alcoholic beverages per hour. Photo: courtesy of Paul / FreeDigitalPhotos.net.