Anheuser-Busch InBev, not only is a multinational beverage producer, but has just opened Mexico’s largest malting plant, a US $60-million investment in Calera, Zacatecas.

It is expected to support its barley production on 140,000 hectares of farm land in the state of Zacatecas. It will require more than 200,000 tonnes of barley per year, most of which is expected to be provided by Zacatecas farmers.

Anheuser-Busch Inbev owned Grupo Modelo’s will use the production to brew  Corona, Modelo and Pacífico. Grupo Modelo is Mexico’s biggest beer maker.