Dominican industrial group inaugurates bottling plant in Puerto Rico

The Dominican industrial group DIESCO-ALYON inaugurated in Puerto Rico the most modern and largest capacity bottling plant in the Caribbean.

This event was attended by the Governor of Puerto Rico, Pedro Pierluisi Urrutia and the Minister of Industry, Commerce and Mipymes of the DR, Victor Ito-Bisonó.

The size of this new industrial complex is more than 200 thousand square feet, with a production of more than 1.1 billion bottles per year and an investment of more than US$50MM.

Bisonó, after a tour of the new plant, emphasized that the strengthening of commercial exchange is the result of President Luis Abinader’s decision to renew and reaffirm ties through cooperation and exchange mechanisms, aiming at the development of bilateral trade and investments between both nations.

In addition to Governor Pierluisi and Minister Bisonó, the event was led by the main executives and investors of the group, including Manuel Díez Cabral – CEO of DIESCO Industries; Ernesto Asencio, General Manager of Pac Tech International and Cristalia; Miguel López, Mayor of the community of Las Piedras and Manuel Cidre, Secretary of Economic Development and Commerce of Puerto Rico.

Bisonó also highlighted that total exports destined for Puerto Rico increased from $501.5 million in 2012 to $638.4 million in 2021, which represented an average annual increase of 3.4%. At the same time he said that for that period, exports to that destination represented an average of 5.7% of total exports.

He added that Puerto Rican investment in the Dominican Republic is mainly focused on sectors such as metals, services, real estate, textiles, call centers, logistics services, generating new job opportunities in Santiago, San Francisco de Macorís, San Cristóbal, San Isidro, Baní and Nigua.

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