Molson Coors To Cease Production At Irwindale Facility
Molson Coors has announced that it plans to cease production at its Irwindale brewery in California by September of this year.
The move follows the company's recent decision to implement measures to revitalise and restructure the business.
The drinks giant has also entered into an agreement with Pabst Brewing Company, offering it the option to purchase the brewery.
'Brewery Footprint' Optimisation
Chief integrated supply chain officer of Molson Coors, Brian Erhardt, said, “This move will allow us to optimise our brewery footprint while streamlining our operations for greater efficiency across the network.
"While it was a very difficult decision, we have extra capacity in our system and Irwindale’s production can be absorbed by other breweries in our network."
Transition To Other Breweries
Over the next nine months, beverages produced in Irwindale will be transitioned to other breweries in Colorado and Texas, the company said.
In 2019, the Irwindale facility produced 4.8 million barrels, which were shipped to 261 independently-owned distributors.
The brewery was launched in 1980 and it presently employs approximately 470 people.
It produces, among others, Miller Lite, Coors Light, Miller High Life, MGD, Steel Reserve, Miller 64 and several other brands for Pabst.
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