A $55 million investment in an upgraded manufacturing site outside Ipswich will secure Asahi Beverages as a major manufacturing presence in South-East Queensland for the long-term. It brings Asahi’s investment in the beverages plant to around $100 million in the past five years.

The Asahi plant in Wulkuraka will now produce a 300 million litres of non-alcoholic beverages each year.

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Australia’s iconic Solo Thirst Crusher soft drink has been reinvented as the Sweat Crusher.  

Almost 50 years after the classic drink was launched, Solo Deodorant Body Spray has been created with fresh citrus and cedarwood aroma. 

Asahi Lifestyle Beverages and underwear maker Tradie have joined forces to launch the innovative new body spray, with expected sales of more than 100,000 units nationally.

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Cascade Brewery is again working with Tasmanian farmers to produce First Harvest fresh hop beer, after the runaway success of last year’s brew. 

The return of Cascade First Harvest will give Tasmanian beer lovers a beer like few others on the Australian market, with hops picked fresh from a local farm just hours before being brewed.

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Around 111 million soft drink bottles will now be made with 100% recycled plastic in Australia each year as Asahi Beverages continues its transition to eco-friendly materials.

The change will apply to all 450ml and 600ml bottles of soft drinks sold by Asahi Beverages including popular brands Pepsi Max, Solo, Schweppes and Sunkist.

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