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'Jumbo' brewery gets royal opening

Published:  23 October, 2008

Heineken has opened a "jumbo" brewery in Seville, Spain.

Heineken has opened a "jumbo" brewery in Seville, Spain.

The brewery, nicknamed "jumbo" because of its scale and size, is the most modern and technologically advanced in Europe, according to Heineken.

The brewing giant, the largest in Europe, invested €260 million (£205 million) in the project, which covers 71 hectares of land and 350,000 square metres of constructed area.

Heineken has installed state of the art technology to reduce consumption of energy and water.

Carlos de Jaureguízar, managing director of Heineken España, said: "Today marks a significant step forwards for Heineken's business in Spain. The Seville brewery will now have increased annual production capacity of 5 million hectoliters and state of the art technology will also significantly enhance our environmental credentials."

The new brewery was officially opened by His Majesty King Don Juan Carlos I of Spain.

Heineken Spain now owns five breweries; in Madrid, Valencia, Seville, Jáen and Arano (Navarra). They brew the Heineken, Amstel, Cruzcampo (Spain's best selling beer brand), Buckler and Kaliber brands.