PURCHASE, NY. — PepsiCo Beverages North America (PBNA), a division of PepsiCo, Inc., announced last week that it has acquired nearly 152 acres of land at the Denver High Point development area where it plans to build a 1.2 million-square-foot manufacturing facility. According to PepsiCo, the new facility will be its largest, most sustainable PBNA plant in the United States.

PepsiCo said it plans to open the facility in 2023. Once operational, it will produce a wide range of products, including Pepsi, Pepsi Zero, Gatorade, bubly, Rockstar, Propel and Muscle Milk.

The new facility will aim to achieve 100% renewable electricity, best-in-class water efficiency, and reduced virgin plastic use, PepsiCo said.

“We’re thrilled to call Denver, a city that shares so many of our values, home to PepsiCo’s most sustainable US plant location,” said Johannes Evenblij, president of PBNA’s West Division. “With the High Point facility serving (as) a model for the future of PBNA’s supply chain, we’re eager to continue deepening our dedication to Colorado through positive impacts such as new job opportunities and more sustainable business solutions.”

PepsiCo said the new facility will create nearly 250 new jobs in the Denver area.