Arca Continental has announced that its Coca-Cola Southwest Beverages subsidiary will build a new production and distribution plant in Houston.

Arca Continental, based in Monterrey, Mexico, is the first Latin American bottler to operate in the Coca-Cola system in the United States. The company has been in the system for a little more than a year, and is now investing $250 million in an almost 1 million square feet plant that is scheduled to begin operating in early 2020.

“This significant investment confirms Arca Continental’s commitment for the sustainable value-creation in all the markets we serve and is a reflection of the confidence in our company’s ability to continue perfecting its performance, serving its customers with excellence and anticipating the needs of consumers,” says Manuel L. Barragan Morales, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Arca Continental.

The new plant, the first new Coca-Cola production facility to be built in the United States in a decade, will have five productions lines featuring in-line blow molding, as well as distribution facilities, a warehouse, and sales operations.