Kassatly Group begins production at Ypsonas plant (pics&videos)

Lebanon’s Kassatly Group has started producing its famous Freez mix soda for the first time at its new production plant in Ypsonas.

Speaking to CBN, Kassatly Chtaura's Managing Director Nayef Kassatly confirmed that production had begun on 21 March and was continuing “smoothly.”

“We’ve been in Cyprus since September 2021,” he continued, noting that the production plant was created in Ypsonas, Limassol following the acquisition of the required permits.

The process was supported by Invest Cyprus and the government’s Business Facilitation Unit, the Managing Director added.

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Now that line one of production has begun, Kassatly is looking forward to line two production starting, something that is anticipated approximately one month from now.

The production plant’s decorative line, meanwhile, is expected to become operational in June, Kassatly added. Until then, already decorated bottles are being brought in from Lebanon.

“We have a 20 to 25-member team in place,” he continued, adding that the Labour Department had facilitation the visa process so that the company’s experts in Lebanon could come to Cyprus to share their knowledge and train the staff on site here.

Kassatly concluded that all this meant the exportation of the company’s popular drinks from Cyprus to the rest of Europe and the US was on the near horizon.

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The beginning of production has also been welcomed by Invest Cyprus

In a LinkedIn post, Marios Tannousis, CEO, Invest Cyprus also included a statement by Nayef Kassatly, “"BBBI LLC, a beverage manufacturing company, part of KASSATLY Group in Lebanon is happy to announce that on March 21, 2024, it started producing for the first time in its new production plant in Ypsonas its famous Freez mix soda, known in many parts of the world.

First production day was very smooth and hopefully the capacity will ramp up in the coming months.
In Lebanon we celebrate Mother’s Day on March 21st, so today we thank our new mother, the welcoming and beautiful island of CYPRUS."

In the same post, meanwhile, Tannousis said, “First it was a call for a prospect investment, then a meeting, then a site visit, then a business plan, then implementation of the plan. Thank you Nayef Kassatly for trusting Cyprus and your kind words.”

(Videos and photos from the first day of production, courtesy of Kassatly Group).

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