Philip Morris launches EUR 40mn investment project in Lithuania
On 23 December, Philip Morris announced the launch of a new LTL 137 million (EUR 40 million) investment project to expand its factory in Klaipėda. The expansion and modernisation of the factory, which is already set to start this year, will increase production capacity by 40 percent. All extra production will be exported, primarily to the highly quality exigent market of Japan. The investment will create 40 new jobs at the factory and provide more orders for local Lithuanian service suppliers and business partners. Currently, more than 90 percent of Klaipėda-based factory production is exported to around 60 global markets, Invest Lithuania said.