Large producers of beverages in Ukraine working normally
Large producers of beverages on Monday are working normally, despite the risk due to the situation at Dniproazot, market players told the Kyiv-based Interfax-Ukraine news agency.
Corporate Communications Director at PepsiCo Ukraine Alina Matkovskaya said all of her company's production lines are working normally to satisfy the market demand for products.
"We are closely following the development of the events surrounding the supply of disinfectants used in the food industry and critical for the technological processes. Our plants are currently fully provided with the necessary disinfectants for trouble-free operation," she said.
Coca-Cola Beverages Ukraine has refuted the information disseminated by a number of media about the possible shutdown of its plant.
"The other day the media was spreading unreliable information about the possible shutdown of the Coca-Cola Beverages Ukraine plant in connection with the situation around Dniproazot, which is our supplier. The plant is operating as usual, we took all necessary measures to ensuring its continuous production for the future," the company said.
Carlsberg Ukraine's press office said that due to the stop of Dniproazot producing liquid chlorine and hydrochloric acid, it, like other producers of beverages and food products in Ukraine, faced the problem of hydrochloric acid deficiency used in the process of water treatment.
"As a result of prompt measures taken by Carlsberg Ukraine to ensure the supply of hydrochloric acid and its substitutes, the probability of malfunctioning of the plants is already estimated to be low, and we hope that the problem will be resolved as soon as possible in order to avoid the shutdown of many enterprises during the high season. This would lead to significant losses for companies and a lack of budgetary funds from taxes," the company said.
A source with information about Sun InBev Ukraine said its factories are currently working.
"At the moment the company is working, all possible measures are being taken to prevent a critical situation, but the risk of stopping the enterprise still exists and is quite high," the source said.
As earlier reported, Ukraine's business community has expressed concern about the situation with Dniproazot, which reportedly halted production of liquid chlorine and hydrochloric acid.
On July 13, 2018, during a Q&A session in parliament, Prime Minister Volodymyr Groysman said Ukraine would be provided with liquid chlorine for the disinfection of drinking water, despite the halt in production at Dniproazot.