Diageo Starts Work On £6.4m Whiskey Research Facility In Scotland
Diageo plc, the world's largest spirits company, has announced that it has started working on a new £6.4 million centre for scientific research and whiskey blending in Scotland, according to the BBC.
The group said that the new centre of excellence in Clackmannanshire would provide 'world standard facilities' for its technical teams.
It also said that it would act as a 'hub for innovation' in spirits and in environmental sustainability.
The construction is due to be completed by autumn next year, and the current Diageo technical centre, which is next to the new location, will be used as offices and meeting rooms.
Ewan Andrew, director of Diageo international supply centre, said, "This investment will create new state-of-the-art facilities for our talented team of whisky specialists and scientists to enhance the industry-leading work they do on growing and protecting our business around the world."
Diageo recently said that it has proposed to increase its stake in Chinese baijiu-maker Sichuan Shuijingfang Company to raise its holding to up to 60% through a partial tender offer.
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