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Heineken Mexico announces production suspension, distribution across country

Mexico City, Mexico — Dutch brewer Heineken confirmed the suspension of production and distribution at its seven plants in Mexico in response to the government’s decision to discontinue non-essential activities to prevent the spread of the coronavirus.

The Dutch firm specified that its distribution operations will conclude April 5, “in full alignment with the recommendations indicated by our authorities.”

“Heineken Mexico reaffirms its compliance with the agreement establishing extraordinary actions to address the health emergency caused by the SARS-CoV2 virus (COVID-19), before which we have promptly undertaken the process of implementing the measures provided by the authority to face the pandemic that afflicts the country,” they said in a statement.

The portfolio of Heineken México includes brands such as Tecate, Indio, XX and Carta Blanca. Heineken Mexico, which has 16,000 employees, joined Grupo Modelo, producer of Corona, Modelo and Pacífico brands, which on Thursday, announced similar measures.