The Spanish brewery Hijos de Rivera, owner of the Estrella Galicia brand, will invest 2 billion reais in Araraquara. 400 new direct jobs will be created in the plant, which should start operations at the end of 2023. | Photo: Disclosure
The Spanish brewery Hijos de Rivera, owner of the Estrella Galicia brand, announced on Thursday (25) that it will invest 2 billion reais in Brazil, including the construction of a factory in the municipality of Araraquara, in São Paulo. This will be the group’s first unit in the country.
The news was announced by the president of the company, Ignacio Rivera, with the governor of São Paulo, João Doria (PSDB) and the mayor of the city, Edinho Silva (PT). The plant will have a production capacity of 300 million liters of beer per year. Other brands of the Spanish brewery are also expected to be produced at the Araraquara plant. The company had already announced the installation of a factory in Minas Gerais, in 2017, but the agreement was not concluded.
“Estrella Galicia will invest R $ 2 billion in Araraquara and 400 new direct jobs will be created in this factory, which will start operating at the end of 2023. Estrella Galicia is the second largest brewing group in Spain, one of the largest brewing groups. in Spain in the world and is the best-selling beer brand in Spain, ”said Doria.
“I am very happy that we are taking this very important step for our company, which will be our second factory in the world, in Brazil. It is without a doubt a dream and we hope that together we can achieve it in 2023, ”Estrella Galicia Global CEO Ignacio Rivera told the São Paulo government information portal.