The new Pepsi Americas bottling facility will be located in Dragomiresti, Ilfov, and will cover 30,000 square meters.

PepsiAmericas said it would provide additional details on the new facility at a media briefing scheduled for September 1.

PepsiAmericas bought Quadrant-Amroq Bottling, producer and distributor of Pepsi drinks in Romania.

QAB Romania holds two soft-drink bottling plants, one in Bucharest and one in Covasna for mineral water.

PepsiAmericas Romania posted sales of 744,806,819 lei (202.3 million euros) for 2008, up 12.5% from 651,066,417 lei (195.5 million euros) a year earlier.

PepsiAmericas Romania’s after-tax profit jumped 17.5% YoY in 2008, up to 136,500,284 lei (37 million euros). In 2007, the profit of the soft-drink maker’s local unit soared 57.8% year-on-year.

Quadrant Amroq Beverages is the authorized bottler and distributor of Pepsi, Prigat, Lipton Ice Tea and Roua Muntilor for Romania and Moldova.